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  • Ann Tyler comments in The Law Society Gazette on employee ownership

    27 March 2017

    Employee Ownership Consultant, Ann Tyler has commented in an article for The Law Society Gazette which discusses the benefits of employee ownership schemes.

  • Lewis Silkin mentioned in The Times Law Diary

    24 March 2017

    Lewis Silkin's latest immigration update: 'Don’t blink: The Immigration Rules are changing again' has been mentioned in Edward Fennell's Law Diary.

  • Lewis Silkin announces launch of LS Live seminars for live events industry

    Press Release

    23 March 2017

    Top 100 UK law firm Lewis Silkin LLP has launched LS Live, a new seminar series which deals with legal issues in the live entertainment industry: from live music to theatre, experiential to sport, product launches to festivals, and exhibitions to one-off global events.

  • New guidance on long-term sickness dismissals

    23 March 2017

    The Court of Appeal has given some useful new guidance on the vexed question of when an employer can safely dismiss an employee who is on long-term sickness absence – although not all of the judges agreed with the result.

  • Supporting employees through Brexit

    23 March 2017

    Many UK employers are struggling to understand the potential effects of Brexit on employees who are EEA nationals or family members of EEA nationals.

  • The apprenticeship levy

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    23 March 2017

    The Government has committed to boost productivity by increasing the quantity and quality of apprenticeships. 

  • More than just a stadium…

    22 March 2017

    However it’s done, whether being rebuilt from scratch (Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Arsenal), expanded (Liverpool) or converted from other uses (West Ham, Manchester City), one thing for certain is that football stadiums are big business. In this article, we explore some of the current projects and highlight some of the hot topics surrounding these cathedrals of the national game.

  • Counterfeit kit: a fan’s own goal

    22 March 2017

    Jeremy Summers has written an article for 'World Intellectual Property Review' (WIPR).

  • Data & Privacy: 8 key ways to prepare for GDPR

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    22 March 2017

    Significant changes are coming to data privacy regulation. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) will directly apply to all European Union member states from 25 May 2018, which at that time will still include the UK.

  • Hague Convention - Obtaining Evidence In England And Wales For Use In Another Jurisdiction

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    21 March 2017

    This guide explains how you can obtain evidence in England and Wales for use in another jurisdiction. Whilst it is not always necessary to involve the English court, some courts outside England require its involvement and some potential witnesses will not co-operate without an order of the court.

  • Dressing to impress - discriminatory appearance codes

    17 March 2017

    Laura Farnsworth and Emma Langhorn have written an article for HR review on discriminatory appearance codes in the workplace.

  • Important new guidelines for advertising prices to UK consumers

    17 March 2017

    The long-awaited Guidance for Traders on Pricing Practices was finally issued by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSi) in December 2016. The previous guidelines had been around since the old DTI published its first Code of Practice in 1988, with the last iteration published by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) in 2010. Although the BIS guidance has been withdrawn, traders have until April 2017 to comply with the new Guidance. The Guidance will apply to any advertisers targetting UK consumers, including advertisers based abroad.

  • Don’t blink: The Immigration Rules are changing again

    17 March 2017

    The Home Office published the latest Statement of Changes in the Immigration Rules yesterday, 16 March 2017. The changes take effect on 6 April 2017. We summarise here the changes that will affect you most.

  • The risk for employers in bypassing collective bargaining

    16 March 2017

    Where an employer has recognised a trade union for collective bargaining purposes, can it still put an offer directly to its employees? This was the thorny issue for consideration in a recent Employment Tribunal decision.

  • Royal assent paves the way for Brexit

    16 March 2017

    The Queen has this morning signed into law the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill which was passed by MPs and peers on Monday.

  • Guideline on reduction in sentence for a guilty plea

    16 March 2017

    The Sentencing Council for England and Wales has issued a new guideline. It applies equally in magistrates’ courts and the Crown Court, to all individual offenders aged 18 and older, and to organisations, in cases where the first hearing is after May 31 2017, regardless of the date of the offence.

  • Expert Witnesses

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    16 March 2017

    This guide provides a general introduction to the use of experts in court proceedings. The rules governing expert evidence are found in Part 35 of the Civil Procedure Rules, Practice Direction 35, the Court Guides and the Guidance for Instruction of Experts in Civil Claims published by the Civil Justice Council. This guidance will highlight the main points you need to know, consider issues often encountered and offer some practical tips.

  • Enforcing a Russian Judgment in England

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    16 March 2017

    It is important for winning parties to be able to enforce judgments made in their favour. Before issuing proceedings claimants will often need to consider where the assets of a potential defendant are located and whether any judgment obtained can be enforced in the country where the judgment debtor has assets. If a proposed defendant to Russian proceedings holds assets in England, it will be particularly important for a claimant to examine whether an English court will enforce a Russian judgment in their favour.

  • Ask About... Retail, Fashion & Hospitality

    16 March 2017

    Many of our clients in the retail, fashion and hospitality sector face similar HR issues. Each month one of the members of our team will identify an issue, ask how you would deal with it and provide our advice. This month we asked Lee..

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