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  • GDPR essentials

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    29 March 2017

    The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is probably to date one of the most lobbied legislation adopted by the EU since its creation.

  • ICO fines Flybe and Honda

    28 March 2017

    The Information Commissioner’s Office has issued data protection fines to two household names: Flybe and Honda, for sending marketing emails in breach of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (“PECR”).

  • Lewis Silkin speaking at launch of major techUK report

    28 March 2017

    Naomi Hanrahan-Soar will be speaking at the launch of techUK’s Global Tech Talent Powering Global Britain report at the House of Commons on Thursday 30 March in relation to UK migration in the sector.

  • The Best Lawyers 2018

    Press Release

    28 March 2017

    Lewis Silkin is pleased to announce that four partners in their Employment, Immigration and Reward department have been listed in this year’s edition of Best Lawyers 2018.

  • Ten Creators, Makers & Innovators lawyers listed in Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom

    Press Release

    28 March 2017

    Lewis Silkin is pleased to announce that ten partners across the Creators, Makers & Innovators division have been listed in this year’s edition of Best Lawyers 2018 United Kingdom.

  • Gender pay gap reporting – D-Day looms…

    28 March 2017

    It’s the employment law change that has generated more interest than any other for many years. Next Wednesday – 5 April 2017 – is the first ever “snapshot date” for the new gender pay gap reporting regime. For several thousand employers, it’s the day for which they will have to pull the payroll data from which their first ever public gender pay gap report will need to be compiled.

  • It’s obvious, patents are not child’s play!

    28 March 2017

    In a recent decision the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court had to consider whether a patent for a children’s toy consisting of water soluble, fusible, translucent beads was merely an aesthetic creation, and therefore excluded from patentability and if not, whether the patent claims lacked an inventive step and were obvious. If the patent was valid, the Court also had to determine whether it was infringed by the Defendant’s product.

  • Second cycle courier found to be a ‘worker’

    28 March 2017

    Another day, another case on the gig economy… An Employment Tribunal has found that a cycle courier was a “worker”, rather than an independent contractor, and therefore entitled to statutory holiday pay.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Counterfeit kit: a fan’s own goal

    22 March 2017

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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