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  • Preparing to issue proceedings

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    26 April 2017

    This note provides general guidance on the steps to consider prior to embarking on litigation. There are a number of practical considerations that should be taken into account. The civil justice system in England expects parties to take a certain number of steps before issuing proceedings. This guide runs through these matters in outline.

  • Litigation Costs

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    26 April 2017

    This guide provides a general introduction to the recovery of litigation costs from your opponent. It discusses general principles as well as problems that may arise during the course of litigation, providing practical guidance as to how to secure the best recovery.

  • Jo Farmer comments for Raconteur: Protecting IP from bloggers and tweeters

    26 April 2017

    Jo Farmer has commented in an article for Raconteur which discusses the complexity of protecting possible infringements of intellectual property rights on social media.

  • Gig economy: the equality challenge?

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    25 April 2017

    Sean Dempsey and David Hopper comment in HRZone on equality in the gig economy.

  • Time to add more defendants?

    21 April 2017

    In a recent decision the Court of Appeal has had to decide whether a claim for accessory liability against various companies was time barred. Glaxo Wellcome UK Ltd (t/a Allen & Hanburys) Anor v Sandoz Ltd & Anor [2017] EWCA Civ 22.

  • Lewis Silkin advises Glass Systems North Ltd on its acquisition of two further IGU production plants

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    20 April 2017

    Lewis Silkin has advised Glass Systems North Ltd, a subsidiary of the leading glass unit manufacturer Press Glass SA, on its acquisition of two UK glass unit manufacturing sites from Pilkington UK Ltd.

  • Scrapping of the Australian Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (Subclass 457)

    20 April 2017

    On 18 April 2017, the Turnbull Government announced its plans to reform the employer sponsored skilled migration visa routes.

  • 2017 report on UK cyber security breaches

    20 April 2017

    Almost half of all UK businesses have experienced cyberattack in past 12 months.

  • May turns to June: General election called

    19 April 2017

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a general election, to be held on 8 June 2017.

  • Alex Kelham interviewed for New Law Journal

    19 April 2017

    In the interview Alex Kelham discusses her route into becoming an in-house lawyer, as well as commenting on her involvement at the London 2012 Olympics.

  • Farewell to free movement

    13 April 2017

    Samar Shams has written an article for Legalease which considers how employers and their advisers should prepare for Brexit.

  • UK Select Committee urges Government to adopt flexible system for EU migration

    13 April 2017

    Andrew Osborne has been quoted in an article for 'World Sport Advocate' discussing EU migration and how it is affecting UK sport.

  • Marathon Asset misses the jackpot again

    12 April 2017

    After being awarded only £2 in nominal damages in its breach of confidence case, Marathon Asset has been heavily penalised on costs after failing to accept the defendants’ Part 36 offer.

  • Proposed disclosure rules for non-UK entities owning property or bidding for Government contracts

    12 April 2017

    The UK Government proposes new rules requiring non-UK entities that already own, or intend to acquire, UK real estate, or that wish to bid for UK central Government contracts, to be required to disclose information about the beneficial owners of the entity.

  • Supreme Court clarifies indirect discrimination test

    11 April 2017

    The Supreme Court has given a clear explanation of how the test for indirect discrimination works, looking in particular at whether it is necessary to know why a group is disadvantaged by an employer’s policy.

  • Introductory guide to using data to market to customers

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    11 April 2017

    The development of new technologies has significantly enhanced the ability of organisations to collect and process information about individuals, often with wide-reaching benefits. From a marketing perspective, it is now far easier to know more about your customers. This has also highlighted the importance of safeguards being put in place, particularly given concerns about that information being used in unwarranted and intrusive ways.

  • Introductory guide to data sharing

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    11 April 2017

    Most organisations carry out some form of data sharing, whether it be data sharing between organisations within the group or with external third parties. However, if the data being shared by an organisation is “personal data”, additional steps need to be taken to ensure the sharing of such personal data is lawful.

  • Changes to Chinese visa applications

    11 April 2017

    Effective immediately, the Chinese consulate in Hong Kong has advised that all females between the ages of 16 to 40 and all males between the ages of 18 to 55 must now provide previous passports in addition to current valid passports for application of all Chinese visas if their current passport was issued after 2015.

  • Tackling the ticket bots: A legal update

    11 April 2017

    Sarah Elwes has written an article for SportsPro which looks at how current regulation is set up to deal with ticket touts and the ‘secondary market’, and what sporting bodies as well as governments can do to tackle it.

  • A tribute to John Fraser: 1934 to 2017

    11 April 2017

    We pay tribute to John Fraser, whose contribution to the development of Lewis Silkin was considerable.

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