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  • Maternity leave and pay

    Inbrief

    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

    Inbrief

    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.

  • Lewis Silkin advises Gerald Eve on the acquisition of five key transactional teams from Deloitte

    Deal

    04 May 2016

    Lewis Silkin LLP has advised Gerald Eve LLP, chartered surveyors and property consultants, on its acquisition of five key teams from Deloitte Real Estate. These deals will see Deloitte’s 38 - strong West End leasing, City leasing, lease advisory, lease exit teams and national investment team transfer across to Gerald Eve with effect from 1st June 2016.

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

    Deal

    04 May 2016

    For the second time in a few months, following the acquisition by the French group of JMP Consultants in December 2015, 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.

  • Tokyo Olympics chooses new logo after copyright storm

    Press

    29 April 2016

    Alex Kelham has been quoted in an article by World Intellectual Property Review which discusses the Tokyo Olympics new logo and copyright concerns following the previous logo choice.

  • Michael Burd awarded Who's Who Legal Labour & Employment Award 2016

    Press Release

    21 April 2016

    Michael Burd, Chair and joint head of employment at law firm Lewis Silkin LLP, has been recognised as pre-eminent in the field of Labour and Employment law globally by Who’s Who Legal.

  • Pension auto-enrolment

    Inbrief

    20 April 2016

    From 1 October 2012 a fundamental change to employers’ obligations concerning workplace pensions took effect, requiring employers who have passed their “Staging Date” to automatically enrol eligible jobholders into a suitable pension scheme and fund a minimum level of pension savings (without reducing pay or benefits elsewhere). The new rules will require all employers to review (and, if necessary, amend) their current pension arrangements or face substantial penalties for non-compliance.

  • Defamation & Malicious Falsehood

    Inbrief

    20 April 2016

    Reputation protection which embodies our law of defamation has become increasingly important. Together with the law of privacy, including confidentiality, reputation protection is a vital right for individuals and corporations, especially the advertising industry where image and celebrity rights attract so much attention.

  • The media defamation and lawyers

    Press

    18 April 2016

    We have been quoted in an article by the Law Society Gazette about defamation in the media.

  • Don't proselytise at work, a court rules

    Press

    11 April 2016

    Because work-places are multi-faith arenas where people aren’t expected to leave their religious affiliations behind, employment disputes caused by inter-religious exchanges at work are likely to grow more and more contentious.

  • RMT union calls for members to vote for Brexit

    Press

    08 April 2016

    James Davies and Bethan Carney have been quoted in an article by the Financial Times regarding the employment implications of Brexit.

  • Three promoted to partner at Lewis Silkin

    Press

    04 April 2016

    Leading UK law firm Lewis Silkin LLP today announces the promotion of three new partners, effective 1 April. The addition of Shalina Crossley, Sam Pennington and James Storke to the partnership brings the total number of partners at the firm to 59.

  • Lewis Silkin advises Next 15 on the acquisition of Twogether

    Deal

    01 April 2016

    Lewis Silkin LLP has advised Next 15, the AIM-listed digital communications group, on its acquisition of B2B creative and digital marketing agency, Twogether Creative Limited.

  • Could Brexit change the face of football in the UK?

    Press

    01 April 2016

    Andrew Osborne was interviewed by BBC news on the impact of Brexit on British football and the potential loss of access to European talent which has helped make the Premier League hugely popular.

  • Top-flight clubs warned Brexit would have far-reaching fallout

    Press

    29 March 2016

    Andrew Osborne has been quoted in an article by The Times which examines the consequences of the possible impact of Britain choosing to leave the European Union for football clubs across the country.

  • To register or not to register… that is the question (Brands & IP Newsnotes - Issue 2)

    28 March 2016

    Just because you can register your intellectual property, it doesn’t mean that you should. Sometimes attempts to register can have unintended consequences, as YouTube stars, the Fine Brothers, recently found out.

  • The lesser spotted shape mark (Brands & IP Newsnotes - Issue 2)

    28 March 2016

    A picture says a 1000 words or so the saying goes. So what about a shape? Several recent decisions have underlined the difficulties that can arise in trying to use shapes to protect a brand.

  • Stop monkeying around (Brands & IP Newsnotes - Issue 2)

    28 March 2016

    A judge in California has put a stop to all the monkey business surrounding the idea that animals can own copyright, in California at least.

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