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  • Lewis Silkin team demonstrate pedal power with 36-hour charity cycle


    15 October 2013

    An 18-strong team from City law firm Lewis Silkin LLP will be embarking on a gruelling 150-mile cycle from London to Amsterdam in just 36 hours, with the aim of raising £10,000 of much-needed funds for the charity, Helen and Douglas House.

  • Raising the standard of living and ending low pay: passing the buck to employers?

    10 October 2013

    Politicians want a higher standard of living for all, with proposals to end low pay and get more money in more people's pockets. To do this, a range of policy initiatives are being debated that it's hoped will help people with the cost of living and raise living standards, but which will impact employers.

  • ...a little bit of law - Judicial Review & Planning 


    09 October 2013

    You’ve applied for planning; you’ve seen the councillors at the planning committee approve your application; you’ve collected your planning permission from the council offices.

  • #update: The evolution of the twitter '#' disclosure rules


    08 October 2013

    In an article for LawInSport, Alex Kelham discusses a complaint received by the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) about a tweet Wayne Rooney posted for Nike; the second time his twitter activities have been scrutinised.

  • The City takes a break from holidays


    30 September 2013

    In this Financial News article, Colin Leckey discusses results of the Financial News' City job satisfaction survey which found that 30.5% of survey participants did not take their entire holiday entitlement for the year. 

  • Guernsey Image Rights


    27 September 2013

    Famous sportspeople, entertainers The Bailiwick of Guernsey, the small British Crown dependency in the English Channel known as an offshore tax haven, has achieved a ‘world first’ by establishing a unique registered image rights regime.

  • A New Era for Consumer Rights


    20 September 2013

    It has long been recognised that UK consumer law is not clear enough. Even the Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS) website says it is out of date, confusing and incomplete.

  • Lewis Silkin advises Publicis Groupe on its acquisition of specialist digital agency Poke London


    19 September 2013

    Lewis Silkin has advised Publicis Groupe, one of the largest communications groups in the world, on its acquisition of specialist digital agency Poke London from its four founding shareholders and Mother Holdings Ltd.

  • Employers' LinkedIn rights: another piece of the puzzle


    10 September 2013

    In an article for PLC Magazine, Ellen Temperton discusses a High Court ruling deciding that a former employer can exert some control over an employee’s LinkedIn account after termination in order to protect its business (Whitmar Publications Ltd v Gamage [2013] EWHC 1881 (Ch)). This is despite the fact that the LinkedIn user agreement is often in the name of the employee.

  • Online monitoring

    10 September 2013

    In an article for PLC Magazine, Ellen Temperton discusses whether looking up information posted on social media, such as LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter, or performing a search on an internet search engine, can be used as a basis for rejecting a job candidate, infringe an employee's data protection rights; or permit an employer to dismiss an employee.

  • Regulating the recruitment sector - how far will the new framework go?


    14 August 2013

    In an article written for the International Law Office, Carla Feakins discusses the government's official response to its recent consultation on reforming the regulatory framework for the recruitment sector.

  • Lewis Silkin acts on Secondary Placing for AIM Listed Fox Marble Holdings Plc


    08 August 2013

    Lewis Silkin LLP has acted for Fox-Davies Capital Limited (“Fox-Davies”) on its role as nominated adviser and joint broker to Fox Marble Holdings plc (“Fox Marble”) in connection with Fox Marble’s secondary placing.

  • YouTube stars coming to the fore in branded content


    08 August 2013

    In an article for Marketing Week, Philip Hughes discusses how brands working with video stars are now benefiting from the lack of focus from regulators in the vlogger and user-generated content areas.

  • What are zero-hours contracts?


    05 August 2013

    In a BBC article, Michael Burd discusses the benefits of zero-hour contracts and why employers choose to use them.

  • Whacky Pay Deals Won't Wash


    18 July 2013

    In an article for the Wall Street Journal, Owen Watkins discusses how banks are going to have to make clear to an employee why they should work for them above and beyond their pay and bonus in light of banks having to impose strict remunerative rules on their employees subject to the European Union bonus cap.

  • Bankers guilty of misconduct may never face jail, say lawyers


    08 July 2013

    In a Financial Times article, Owen Watkins discusses George Osborne's plan for legislation to impose criminal sanctions and jail sentences on bankers guilty of “reckless misconduct”, a plan Owen feels may never be used.

  • Bankers will face jail for reckless misconduct, says George Osborne


    08 July 2013

    In a Guardian article, Owen Watkins casts his doubts upon the viability of a law to jail bankers for reckless misconduct in light of Chancellor George Osborne vowing to enforce one.

  • Lewis Silkin advises Orion Energy Plc on establishment of joint venture with Pakistan Petroleum Ltd


    28 June 2013

    Lewis Silkin has advised its client Orion Energy Plc on the establishment of a joint venture with Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) to develop the offshore oil and gas potential of Pakistan.

  • #acknowledge: advertising compliance on social media


    26 June 2013

    In an article for Law In Sport, Alex Kelham discusses various celebrity tweets which have fallen foul of advertising compliance codes and laws. Alex suggests that in order to avoid the indignation of ASA complaints, perhaps the answer is for agencies to do what they do best - get creative.

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