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We have been advising clients in the advertising sector since the early 1970s. We advised the founders of advertising agencies which went on to become icons of the British advertising industry, and key components of the world’s leading agency networks.

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Along the way, we’ve advised them on mergers and acquisitions, public company flotations and ultimately on to their sale. We helped them hire people and fire people, and now we teach them how look after millennials. We advised on them on their contracts, their IP, their premises, their disputes, their tax and their immigration issues.

But a few years ago, advertisers began to realize that if they wanted specialist advertising advice, they should speak to a firm that is immersed in the business. So now we advise them too, particularly in relation to data protection and privacy, advertising regulation, talent contracts and intellectually property protection, enforcement and disputes.

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HR Academy

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The course runs for two days and is designed to provide an in-depth look at the key employment law topics that you may come across as a busy HR professional, including the latest developments and forthcoming changes.

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Work trends and patterns are constantly changing, particularly in the creative industries. In this session we will be discussing the ways in which agencies in the post-Brexit era can reduce property costs by implementing smarter ways of working and using their properties.

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HR Academy Advanced

17 July 2017

Following on from our popular HR Academy, the HR Academy Advanced is a one day course suitable for more experienced HR professionals or those looking for a deeper insight into some of the more complicated areas of employment law.

Company’s register of people with significant control (PSCs)

12 July 2017

Most UK companies and LLPs are required to find out and record details of the individuals or legal entities that have significant beneficial ownership or control over them. The information must be recorded in the company’s register of people with significant control (PSC register) as part of its statutory books.

People with Significant Control - AIM Companies brought within the PSC regime

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UK companies listed on AIM were previously exempt from the obligation to keep a register of people with significant control (PSCs), but recent changes mean they will have to have a register from 24 July 2017 onwards.

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