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  • Patent Claims to dosage regimes fail to stand up to scrutiny

    06 November 2017

    In Actavis Group PTC EHF & Anor v Teva UK Ltd & Ors [2017] EWCA Civ 1671 the Court of Appeal has found that various dosage regime claims were obvious and invalid, reversing the decision of the of the trial judge.

  • Lewis Silkin mentioned in an article for the Business Magazine

    Press

    06 November 2017

    Lewis Silkin has been mentioned in an article for The Business Magazine which notes the recent purchase of Elvis Communications by the listed Next 15 Group.

  • Lewis Silkin hosted Global Labour Law Conference in Hong Kong with Ius Laboris

    Press Release

    03 November 2017

    The Shifting World Dynamics and the Evolving Workplace: Global labour law conference was held in Hong Kong last month in conjunction with Ius Laboris, the leading international law alliance combining the world’s leading employment, labour and pensions firms.

  • Feedback - positivity vs negativity

    02 November 2017

    Feedback is one of the most powerful tools for optimising workplace performance. Getting it right can help a business to constantly improve. Mistakes become learning opportunities; failures and bad behaviours are not repeated. Conversely, getting feedback wrong can destroy motivation, causing productivity to plummet.

  • New Welsh Land Transaction Tax

    02 November 2017

    From April 2018, Wales will have a new tax known as Land Transaction Tax (LTT), its own version of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT). LTT mirrors much of the SDLT regime and many of the SDLT rules have been incorporated into the Land Transaction Tax and Anti-avoidance of Devolved Taxes (Wales) Act 2017 (businesses and tax practitioners have emphasised the need for consistency between SDLT and LTT), but there are differences which the Welsh Government say make the tax simpler and fairer, and improve its efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Intention not motive is key to landlords’ redevelopment rights

    02 November 2017

    The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 is perhaps the most important legislation governing commercial leases and confers protection on business tenants known as ‘security of tenure’. That security can, however, be overridden by landlords in certain circumstances, which are set out in section 30(1) of the 1954 Act. The most common ground of opposition is known as ‘ground (f)’ and arises where the landlord intends to redevelop the premises leased to the tenant.

  • Penny Newman comments for The Times Student Law: Adding context to recruiting

    02 November 2017

    Penny Newman has commented for Times Times' Student Law magazine which discusses the Contextual Recruitment System (CRS) and how it can assist with recruitment.

  • Unsafe property causes death, but still no claim allowed

    02 November 2017

    A man visits a friend at his flat, falls down the stairs of the building (which are unsafe) and is killed. You would expect his widow would be able to sue the owner of the building in respect of her loss wouldn’t you?

  • Iain McDonald writes for Broadcast: Who will win the battle to broadcast key sports events?

    02 November 2017

    Iain McDonald’s piece has been published by Broadcast discussing sports TV rights and the potential threat of tech companies entering the space which is already beginning to manifest itself.

  • Insolvency FAQs

    Inbrief

    31 October 2017

    In the current economic climate many of our clients are experiencing situations they’ve never had to deal with. We’ve put together the following guide to help answer the most frequently asked questions we receive.

  • Thousands of UK citizens could have bank accounts mistakenly frozen due to immigration policy

    Press

    27 October 2017

    Joanna Hunt has commented in an article for The Independent which discusses how legitimate people could have their bank accounts frozen as a result of new policy that will require banks to carry out identity checks as part of the Government's latest crackdown on illegal immigrants.

  • Smart Cities – what does this mean for the Property world?

    26 October 2017

    One of the trending topics in property circles at the moment is the rather confusing term ‘Smart Cities’. Whilst there is a great deal of buzz around the topic the main question is what exactly is a ‘Smart City’?

  • Context crucial to interpreting HR data correctly

    Press

    25 October 2017

    Lewis Silkin's Chief People Officer, Penny Newman shares her thoughts in an article for HRmagazine exploring the importance of analysing people data intelligently and ensuring that context is always taken into account.

  • Adding context to recruitment

    Press

    25 October 2017

    In an article for The Times, Chief People Officer Penny Newman outlines the benefits of using the Contextual Recruitment System (CRS), a tool that recruiters use to take account of applicants different backgrounds.

  • New ACAS guidance on mental health in the workplace

    25 October 2017

    Mental illness costs employers in the UK a lot of money – up to £30 billion each year in lost production, absence and recruitment costs according to Acas, which has recently published a guide to “promoting positive mental health in the workplace”.

  • Cybersecurity risks for eCommerce companies particularly in light of the GDPR

    Press

    24 October 2017

    Senior Associate, Bryony Long has commented in an article for Essential retail which takes a look at how the new GDPR rules will impact cybersecurity.

  • Employment Tribunal fees - refunds begin

    24 October 2017

    After an unexpectedly lengthy wait, the Government has launched the first stage of its scheme for refunding Employment Tribunal (“ET”) fees following the Supreme Court’s decision that the fees system was unlawful.

  • Progress on the Parental Bereavement Bill

    23 October 2017

    The purpose of the proposed Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill (“the Bill”) is to provide a statutory right to paid leave for employed parents who suffer the loss of a child. Previous attempts to introduce paid leave in these circumstances over the past few years have been unsuccessful. However, this Bill - introduced into Parliament in July - has the support of the Government and is likely to become law.

  • Jonathan Carr comments for the Raconteur: I liked the people so I bought the company

    Press

    18 October 2017

    Jonathan Carr has commented in an article for the Raconteur which discusses Google's $1.1 billion acquisition of 2,000 HTC staff.

  • Press Release: Lewis Silkin wins double Bronze at Digital Impact Awards 2017

    Press Release

    18 October 2017

    Lewis Silkin were shortlisted for its efforts in "Best digital rebrand" and "Best use of digital from the professional services sector." This marks a significant achievement to the hard work of all those involved including the Brand creation team at Living group.

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