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  • EU Trade Secrets Directive: Will blowing the whistle still be possible in practice?


    09 June 2016

    European Union Member States adopted a Directive on the protection of trade secrets on 27 May 2016.

  • Blurred lines: sampling, inspiration, pilferage and plagiarism

    08 June 2016

    We reported late last year on a dispute between rapper Rick Ross and dance-pop duo LMFAO over the use of a hook “everyday I’m hustlin’” / “everyday I’m shufflin’” (see here). Well, the arguments over what constitutes legitimate ‘borrowing’ from musical works continue.

  • The Bribery Act 2010 - an employment law perspective


    08 June 2016

    The Bribery Act 2010, which came into force on 1 July 2011, is responsible for sweeping away antiquated British bribery laws to create a regime of criminal offences described by the Director of the Serious Fraud Office as “the toughest bribery legislation in the world”.

  • Brexit and data protection - would it make a difference

    07 June 2016

    The UK’s data protection legislation is currently derived from the EU’s 1995 Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC). In May 2018, this will be replaced by the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will be directly applicable across the EU (together with a new Data Protection Directive for the police and criminal justice sector).

  • Lewis Silkin and Winmark study reveals the future of employment legal services


    03 June 2016

    With gender pay reporting, flexible working and data protection top of mind for businesses, legal providers must harness “ambition and innovation” to succeed.

  • Privacy on parade – the circumscribed right to a private life

    02 June 2016

    A new ruling of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) raises important questions about when employees can have a reasonable expectation of privacy in respect of material on their personal devices.

  • Rachel Francis Lang comments in latest TMT feature for Property Week


    27 May 2016

    Rachel Francis-Lang has been quoted in Property Week, 'Good to grow - how landlords are capitalising on TMT boom'

  • European Union Trade Marks


    27 May 2016

    A European Union trade mark (“EUTM”) is a single trade mark registration that provides trade mark protection in 28 of the European Union territories.

  • Russell Brimelow comments in Law Society Gazette on how to do part-time.


    24 May 2016

    Russel Brimelow has been qouted in the Law Society Gazette, 'How to: work part-time'. The article reports on the increasing number of law firms and in-house teams recognising the value of part-time working.

  • Trade Marks in the United States


    21 May 2016

    Trade mark rights in the United States arise from use of a trade mark, not registration and therefore a trade mark registration for a business, brand or product name, a logo, slogan or other trade mark provides a business with the most effective and least expensive way to prove trade mark rights in the United States.

  • Après le closing

    19 May 2016

    Contrôle et obligations post-acquisition dans les transactions franco-britanniques

  • David Deakin discusses The Internet of Things, new horizons and new challenges for retail

    18 May 2016

    David Deakin has written an article for Essential Retail discussing the legal implications the Internet of Things is having on the retail industry.

  • Paternity leave and pay


    18 May 2016

    The law relating to paternity leave and pay is not yet as developed or as complicated as maternity legislation. However, since the introduction of additional paternity leave and pay for fathers of children due on or after 3 April 2011, administering it has certainly become more of a headache for employers.

  • High price for high heels?

    16 May 2016

    A female employee has hit the headlines after being sent home without pay on her first day as a receptionist by her agency Portico…for refusing to wear high heels.

  • We write for Packaging News: The implications of EU tobacco pack rules


    10 May 2016

    We discusses the implications of EU tobacco pack rules in Packaging News.

  • Hong Kong: staying power


    10 May 2016

    Lewis Silkin's Hong Kong office has been quoted in an article by The Law Society Gazette which discusses the 'long standing appeal' for interntional advisors to set up a base in Hong Kong.

  • Maternity leave and pay


    10 May 2016

    The law recognises women on maternity leave as being particularly vulnerable and gives them special protection. As a result, employers need to be careful to make sure they comply with their legal obligations in this area. This Inbrief summarises the rights which women on maternity leave enjoy and looks at some common problem areas.

  • Information and consultation


    10 May 2016

    The Government implemented the EU Information and Consultation Directive by bringing into force the Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations 2004 on 6 April 2005.

  • Gender pay gap reporting and Simpson’s Paradox

    06 May 2016

    The draft gender pay gap reporting regulations were published early this year.

  • Lewis Silkin advises Systra Group on its acquisition of SIAS Ltd

    04 May 2016

    Lewis Silkin’s French Desk advised long-standing client Systra Group, the world leader for public transport infrastructure, on its acquisition of the British company SIAS Ltd.

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