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  • Lewis Silkin advises global logistics group, Global Research Distribution Inc., on sale of Royale Research Ltd (CMS Network) to private equity-owned Secured Mail Group

    Deal

    08 September 2015

    Lewis Silkin has advised global distribution and logistics group, Global Research Distribution Inc., on the sale of Royale Research Limited (trading as CMS Network) to Secured Mail Group, a portfolio company of private equity firm Next Wave Partners. Global Research Distribution Inc. is a US company and was the majority shareholder of CMS Network through associated company CMS Graphics Inc.

  • The changing role of the employment lawyer

    Press

    08 September 2015

    Russell Brimelow and Michael Burd have written an article for HR Magazine on the changing role of employment lawyers and the introduction of new services to meet the demands of an ever evolving regulatory landscape.

  • Tokyo Olympics logo scrapped after copyright claim

    Press

    02 September 2015

    James Sweeting has been quoted in an article by the World Intellectual Property Review which examines the reasons behind the withdrawal of the current emblems of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

  • Virginia shooting raises questions around whether Facebook and Twitter should shut off autoplay when graphic videos circulate

    Press

    01 September 2015

    Jo Farmer has been quoted in an article by The Drum which discusses the use of autoplay functions by Facebook and Twitter following the tragic shooting of two journalists last week in Virginia. Jo comments on how the feature becomes problematic when viewers get no warning that they’re about to see potentially distressful content.

  • Framework Agreements

    PDF

    27 August 2015

    Framework agreements offer a potential solution as contracting authorities attempt to minimise the impact of the Public Contract Regulations 2006 on their business.

  • Community Infrastructure Levy

    PDF

    27 August 2015

    The Community Infrastructure Levy (“CIL”) is a discretionary planning charge which was introduced in 2010 through the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010.

  • Community Infrastructure Levy

    Inbrief

    21 August 2015

    The Community Infrastructure Levy (“CIL”) is a discretionary planning charge which was introduced in 2010 through the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010. The charge was introduced to allow local authorities to raise funds from developers undertaking new projects in their area in order to fund specific infrastructure schemes.

  • Business Rates

    PDF

    20 August 2015

    If you own or use commercial premises, the chances are you will be liable to pay business rates.

  • Lewis Silkin advises FSP on acquisition by St Ives plc

    Deal

    13 August 2015

    Lewis Silkin has advised the shareholders of Fripp Sandeman & Partners (FSP), the UK-based retail consultancy, on its acquisition by international marketing services group, St Ives plc.

  • Lewis Silkin advises Four Communications Group on £10m investment from Business Growth Fund

    Deal

    10 August 2015

    Lewis Silkin, a leading law firm to creative agencies, has advised Four Communications Group, the UK’s sixth largest independent communications agency, on its £10m investment of equity finance from Business Growth Fund (BGF).

  • Section 106 Agreements - a note for anyone developing land

    PDF

    05 August 2015

    When granting planning permission for development, local planning authorities often impose planning obligations on the party promoting the development. These obligations are usually contained in what are known as Section 106 Agreements or Planning Agreements – separate legal agreements that sit alongside the planning permission. Those agreements will, generally, bind the land to which the planning permission relates – so anyone who owns that land will be bound by the obligations.

  • Lewis Silkin successfully defends Trust Risk Group SpA in the High Court

    Press

    28 July 2015

    Lewis Silkin has successfully defended its client Trust Risk Group S.p.A. (“TRG”) against an anti-arbitration injunction brought by AmTrust Europe Limited (“AmTrust”).

  • Relaxation of Sunday trading hours and problems for retailers from a property perspective

    Press

    25 July 2015

    Rachel-Francis-Lang's letter to The Grocer highlighting the problems for retailers from a property perspective, should Sunday trading hours be relaxed, has been featured in the 25th July edition of the publication.

  • Corruption crisis leaves Fifa in limbo

    Press

    23 July 2015

    Alex Kelham has been quoted in an article by SportsPro Magazine. Following the arrest of a number of senior officials and marketing executives and the impending departure of Sepp Blatter, its longstanding president, the article examines Fifa's uncertain future and the possible backlash from sponsors.

  • Union reforms will provoke backlash

    Press

    23 July 2015

    Colin Leckey has been quoted in an article by The Times which examines the Trade Union Bill published last week - highlighting the significant changes to the law on strike ballots, staffing, and picketing.

  • Social Media and Online Issues - Defamation and Privacy

    Inbrief

    20 July 2015

    Online publishing via social media is now instant, free and easily accessible. Anyone can publish content without much in the way of control or the input of an in-house legal team to veto high risk content. Such freedom and accessibility raises issues for online publishers who face the possibility of claims of defamation and breach of privacy.

  • Lewis Silkin takes on the 24 Peaks Challenge for charity

    Press

    17 July 2015

    A team from City law firm Lewis Silkin will be putting their endurance to the test when they take on the 24 Peaks Challenge this September to raise much-needed funds for the firm’s chosen charity, The Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals.

  • Stadium naming rights deals – Top 10 tips

    PDF

    17 July 2015

    Naming rights deals are one of the most complex forms of sponsorship agreements. This inbrief guide seeks to get rights holders thinking about all the key issues which will need to be included in the agreement, before they negotiate any deal

  • Fox 'Poltergeist' clown ad cleared by ASA

    Press

    15 July 2015

    Brinsley Dresden has been quoted in an article by The Drum which discusses the Advertising Standards Authority’s decision to ‘clear’ an outdoor bus and poster campaign to promote the Twentieth Century Fox Films horror movie Poltergiest.

  • 11 Lewis Silkin partners listed in Who's Who Legal 2015

    Press

    14 July 2015

    Lewis Silkin is pleased to announce that 11 partners in their Employment, Reward and Immigration team have been listed in this year’s edition of Who’s Who Legal 2015 - more than double the number of lawyers listed in respect of any other UK firm.

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