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  • The London Olympic legacy dream was real – but four years on, is it still alive?

    18 August 2016

    As we find ourselves enjoying both the carnival-style spectacle of Rio 2016 and the success of the British athletes at the Games, the build-up felt somewhat tainted by the media frenzy surrounding the clear health risks faced by the athletes and visitors (and the wider global community), the Russian doping scandal and the ongoing protesting on the streets of Rio.

  • Facebook joins battle against adblockers with policy changes

    Press

    18 August 2016

    Managing Associate, Geraint Lloyd-Taylor has commented in an article for E-Commerce Law & Policy which assesses Facebook's changes to its adblocking policy.

  • Protecting your business

    Inbrief

    18 August 2016

    Protecting your business from competitive threats is vital. Losing a team or a key employee to a competitor can be extremely damaging. You may lose clients, prospects, and other staff. Your valuable confidential information may be put at risk.

  • Rio changes the game for Olympic sponsorship with controversial exemption for athletes

    Press

    17 August 2016

    Head of Sports Business Group, Alex Kelham has commented in an article for news.com.au on the changes to the Olympic Rule 40 which saw the IOC delegate responsibility for enforcement to national committees. Alex states how the changes have created “confusion and inconsistencies” that seem to have benefited the biggest brands and the biggest stars.

  • IPO waves through “should’ve” trade mark application

    17 August 2016

    In a trade mark application that will raise a few bespectacled eyebrows, Specsavers has successfully managed get its application to register “should’ve” (as in, “should’ve gone to Specsavers”) past the examination stage at the UK’s Intellectual Property Office.

  • Tax treatment of termination payments - the sting in the tail

    16 August 2016

    In 2015, the Government launched a consultation to simplify the tax and national insurance (“NI”) treatment of termination payments. As previously reported, following that consultation the Government announced that it proposed to amend the rules with effect from 6 April 2018.

  • Gender pay gap reporting - regulations delayed

    16 August 2016

    There is to be a delay in publication of the final regulations on gender pay gap reporting, it has been confirmed by the Government Equalities Office (“GEO”).

  • Without prejudice privilege: not a cloak for improper threats

    16 August 2016

    Without prejudice privilege (“WP privilege”) allows parties to a dispute to try to settle their differences without their discussions being revealed to the court, and potentially to the public.

  • Content portability gets European thumbs up

    Press

    15 August 2016

    Senior Associate, Bryony Long has written an article for Essential Retail which assesses how the EU is looking to make portable digital content accessible across the single market.

  • Just a bit of banter - or endemic sexual harassment?

    12 August 2016

    More than 52% of women surveyed said they had been sexually harassed at work, according to a new report by the Trades Union Congress in conjunction with the Everyday Sexism Project. Perhaps even more surprising than that headline figure is the fact that 79% of the women who said that they had experienced harassment did not inform their employer

  • Smoking at work

    Inbrief

    11 August 2016

    Following the introduction of the smoking ban in England in July 2007, it is a criminal offence in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to smoke in virtually all enclosed public places and workplaces, on public transport and in work vehicles used by more than one person.

  • Brexit what does it mean for employers in the hospitality sector

    Press

    10 August 2016

    The referendum vote on 23 June in favour of the UK leaving the EU has created a great deal of uncertainty for UK and international hospitality businesses. While an actual ‘Brexit’ is unlikely to be finalised before 2018, there could be major implications for the industry, in both the long-term and short-term.

  • Why did Manchester United confirm Paul Pogba transfer in the middle of the night?

    Press

    10 August 2016

    Sports specialist, Iain McDonald has commented in an article for the International Business Times which discusses the recent transfer of Paul Pogba from Juventus to Manchester United.

  • Could Mourinho really go to jail over Schweinsteiger treatment?

    Press

    09 August 2016

    Sports lawyer, Richard Berry has been quoted in an article by City AM which examines the impact of Jose Mourinho's treatment of Bastian Schweinsteiger after the 32-year-old German has been banished from Manchester United's first team training and pre-season fixtures.

  • Data Harvest

    Press

    09 August 2016

    Simon Morrissey, Head of Data and Privacy, has commented in an article by Catalyst which discusses the issue of data ownership and the sharing of consumer data within and between organisations.

  • PSR to wait and see on competition in indirect access to payment systems

    Press

    08 August 2016

    Dr Nathalie Moreno has been quoted in an article by Cecile Park Publications in the monthly e-finance & payments, law & policy journal.

  • Brexit - Some thoughts on the impact on financial services

    05 August 2016

    On 23 June 2016, 52% of voters in the UK referendum voted ‘Yes’ to the proposition that the UK should ‘leave the European Union’. The UK remains a member of the European Union (“EU”) until Brexit occurs, and therefore there will be no immediate change to the legal relationship the UK has with the EU and with individual EU Member States. Nonetheless, as the other articles in this briefing section indicate, the longer-term consequences of leaving the EU are potentially far reaching, although behind the already well-worn cliché of “Brexit means Brexit” lie many possibilities for the future relationship of the UK with the EU.

  • How Scientology's Skirmish With The Daily Mail Could Shake Up British Media Regulations

    Press

    04 August 2016

    Lewis Silkin have been quoted in an article by The Hollywood Reporter. The article examines the impact of David Miscavige’s uphelp IPSO complaint on British media regulations.

  • Engineered for success or running out of fuel Immigration and the automotive industry

    03 August 2016

    The manufacture of cars and commercial vehicles has increased enormously – more than 25% in the last 10 years. In the UK, car production has increased by over 5% between 2014 and 2015.

  • Brexit and the points based immigration system

    03 August 2016

    The UK’s potential withdrawal from the EU has placed our immigration systems under scrutiny. This article reviews the nature of our current system. We highlight aspects which could be improved and aspects which will have to change if EU nationals will be subject to the same Immigration Rules as non-EU nationals

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