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  • Top planning lawyer Judith Damerell joins Lewis Silkin's Real Estate & Development team

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    03 August 2012

    Lewis Silkin LLP announces the appointment of planning specialist Judith Damerell as a partner to head up the planning team in its Real Estate & Development (RED) group.

  • Think BR: Olympics & Paralympics - key dates for advertisers' diaries

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    30 July 2012

    There are some important dates to take note of around the Olympics if you want to stay on the right side of the rules, writes Geraint Lloyd-Taylor, Senior Associate in the Media Brands & Technology team, Lewis Silkin LLP.

  • Terminal Dilapidations

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    25 July 2012

    In tough times, dilapidations claims become more important to both landlords and tenants. Indeed it is a “booming business” and the RICS have estimated that the value of dilaps claims in England and Wales is around £3.36 billion per annum. This guide provides an introductory overview of the subject.

  • Supreme Court tells UK Borders Agency that its current immigration practices are unlawful

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    19 July 2012

    The Supreme Court has ruled that a significant part of the UK Border Agency’s practice and policies for corporate immigration is unlawful. Shahram Taghavi, lead adviser and junior counsel in the case of R (Alvi) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (JCWI Intervening), comments on the judgment.

  • Supreme Court strikes down 'unlawful' immigration policies

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    18 July 2012

    In a landmark decision today, the Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that a significant part of the UK Border Agency’s practice and policies for corporate immigration are unlawful because they were not laid before Parliament as required by the Immigration Act 1971. Instead, they were simply set out in governmental “Guidance” documents and other documents external to the Immigration Rules, rendering them unlawful.

  • Lewis Silkin and Osborne Clarke lead as Publicis buys out Levi Strauss ad agency

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    06 July 2012

    Coverage on The Lawyer of Lewis Silkin's involvement as lead counsel to Publicis Groupe on its acquisition of the remaining 51 per cent stake of Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH), the advertising agency famous for the Levi Strauss and Johnnie Walker adverts.

  • Sweepstakes at work

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    06 July 2012

    Richard Berry discusses why employers shouldn't be taking a punt on compliance with the Gambling Act when it comes to employees participating in office sweepstakes.

  • Lewis Silkin advises Publicis Groupe on acquisition of Bartle Bogle Hegarty

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    05 July 2012

    Lewis Silkin advises Publicis Groupe on acquisition of Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH), one of world’s most famous advertising agencies.

  • Advertising in social media Wayne Rooney Jack Wilshere and the ASA

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    05 July 2012

    Two recent complaints about Nike highlight what will continue to be a tricky area for brand owners and marketers to navigate, writes Brinsley Dresden in his article for the Guardian Media Network.

  • Man United potential NYSE float could free up cash for players

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    05 July 2012

    Karish Andrews comments on Manchester United's potential flotation on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • Diamond Pays Penalty for Being First Mover in Libor Probe

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    04 July 2012

    Owen Watkins comments on Bloomberg's article regarding Barclays losing three top executives, $5 billion of market value, sparking a government inquiry and saving itself £25.5 million in fines by being the first to settle a probe over the rigging of global interest rates.

  • Al Jazeera EPL play?

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    03 July 2012

    Talk has been rife for some time that Al Jazeera could potentially make a play for the UK domestic broadcasting rights for English Premier League matches, hot on the heels of its acquisition of domestic Ligue 1 packages in France.

  • Supreme Court gives landmark retirement rulings

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    30 June 2012

    Christopher Hitchins analyses the eagerly awaited decisions in Seldon and Homer on justifying direct and indirect age discrimination in June 2012 edition of the Employment Law Journal.

  • lawyer issues exodus warning

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    27 June 2012

    Colin Leckey comments about Rangers players leaving it too late to object to a transfer to Charles Green's newco club in the AOL Sport article "Lawyer Issues Exodus Warning".

  • Catching the Next 'London Whale': New Rules Could Push Derivatives Markets East

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    21 June 2012

    Owen Watkins comments on the International Business Times article regarding the US, UK and European regulation chiefs pledge to crackdown on risk management within derivatives trading, and tighter cross-border trading regulations in order to prevent a repeat of JP Morgan's major "London Whale" event loss, but which could inadvertently cause regulatory arbitrage.

  • ...a little bit of law - Joint Ventures

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    19 June 2012

    When you are developing a site, a joint venture can be a good way of sharing expertise and assets - so that each party ends up with a better result than they would have done had they tried to ‘go it alone’. It can be a ‘win win’ rather than a ‘zero sum game’.

  • Clearing the funding bar

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    15 June 2012

    The bar to securing Homes and Communites Agency affordable homes grant is unusually high, writes Rupert Wilson for Inside Housing.

  • Lewis Silkin advises Havas on acquisition of Creative Lynx, top digital health and wellness communications agency

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    15 June 2012

    Lewis Silkin has advised leading global advertising and communications services group Havas on the acquisition of a majority stake in the leading European digital health and wellness communications agency, Creative Lynx.

  • Think BR: Inadvertent advertorial?

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    30 May 2012

    Failing to properly identify marketing communications can prove costly, writes Lewis Silkin in Brand Republic.

  • Insider Trading Risk Surrounds Facebook Stock Debut as Morgan Stanley Hits Back at Subpoena

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    23 May 2012

    A state subpoena issued to Morgan Stanley, the lead underwriter on the Facebook IPO, and a class-action lawsuit filed against Morgan Stanley, its IPO banking team, the Nasdaq OMX Group and Facebook itself could land certain investors and analysts in deeper legal difficultly, Owen Watkins told the IBTimes UK.

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