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

    Press

    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

    Deal

    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

    Press

    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.

  • Why you should avoid the distractions of the annual financial reporting round

    Press

    26 June 2013

    In an article for Managing Partner, Ian Jeffery discusses the first sets of annual results coming out of the UK's leading law firms for the financial year 11/12 and how prominence is often given to short term measures, such as profit per equity partner (PEP).

  • Employer issues with LinkedIn: Stemming the tide

    Press

    26 June 2013

    In an article for PLC Magazine, Ellen Temperton discusses the issues that employers may face when its employees use professional networking sites, such as LinkedIn.

  • 100 Years of Employment Law

    Press

    18 June 2013

    Richard Lister wrote an article for the Impact magazine to mark the centenary of the CIPD, taking a look back at how UK employment law has evolved over the past 100 years.

  • Singapore punishes 20 banks in rate probe

    Press

    17 June 2013

    As the global rate-rigging probe continues to dominate headlines both in the UK and abroad, authorities in Singapore have disciplined 20 banks, having revealed that over 100 traders tried to manipulate three interest rate and foreign exchange benchmarks. Owen Watkins forewarns that the bad news for banks will keep on coming.

  • Bankers' bonuses: Curbing excess

    Press

    14 June 2013

    In an article written for PLC Magazine, Colin Leckey, Victoria Goode and Ailsa Murdoch discuss a recent ruling that investment bank Dresdner Kleinwort must uphold a promise made at the height of the financial crisis to guarantee a minimum €400 million bonus pool to a group of bankers at its London office.

  • Bring your own device: Responding to the trend

    Press

    14 June 2013

    In an article for PLC Magazine, Ellen Temperton discusses the 'Bring your own device' (BYOD) trend, how employers should respond to it, and how it could have potentially damaging implications.

  • E-cigarette brands prepare to emphasise quality message

    Press

    14 June 2013

    In an article for Marketing Week, Lewis Silkin discusses how, from 2016, the current type of ads in the UK which arguably market e-cigarettes in a glamourised manner will cease to exist.

  • City A.M. covers appointment of new partner Adam Glass

    Press

    12 June 2013

    New Media, Brands and Technology partner Adam Glass' appointment has been covered in this morning's edition of City A.M.'s 'Who's switching jobs' section.

  • US employment law firm FordHarrison joins Ius Laboris, Global HR law Alliance

    Press

    12 June 2013

    Ius Laboris, the world’s largest alliance of Human Resources­­­­ law firms (of which Lewis Silkin is the UK member) announced that U.S. employment law firm FordHarrison LLP has joined the Alliance.

  • Delay: you cannot be serious!

    Press

    11 June 2013

    In an article written for PLC Construction, James Levy discusses the frequent occurrence of delays in construction projects. As this affects the timescale of the project, it gives rise to the right to terminate.

  • Leading IP and media lawyer joins Media, Brands and Technology team

    Press

    10 June 2013

    City law firm Lewis Silkin today announces the appointment of Adam Glass as partner in the firm’s renowned Media, Brands and Technology (MBT) team. He joins Lewis Silkin from Davenport Lyons, where he was a partner and head of litigation and IP.

  • Keeping tenants safe

    Press

    07 June 2013

    In an article for Inside Housing, Paul Hayes encourages landlords to be aware of changes to the definition of domestic violence. Earlier this year, the government widened the definition of domestic violence to include violence, abuse and controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour of anyone over the age of 16, regardless of gender or sexuality.

  • Association of Partnership Practitioners AGM

    Press

    28 May 2013

    Fergus Payne, Joint Head of our Partnerships and LLP team, recently spoke at the APP (Association of Partnership Practitioners) AGM. A synopsis of his pre-dinner speech was included in the most recent APP newsletter and is available to read in this article.

  • Delay and completion

    PDF

    27 May 2013

    While the phrase “practical completion” and other similar phrases, such as “substantial completion” are often used in construction contracts, many do not in fact define what it is.

  • Flexible working - the backlash

    Press

    23 May 2013

    In a Financial Times article, Russell Brimelow discusses Flexible Working and how often some employers don’t realise they have health and safety obligations if staff are working from home. Not only does technology need to be safe, but the working environment needs to be as risk-free as practicable too.

  • How To: sever a partnership

    Press

    20 May 2013

    In a Law Society Gazette article, Fergus Payne stresses the importance of studying the partnership or members’ agreement when looking to sever a partnership.

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