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  • RMT union calls for members to vote for Brexit


    08 April 2016

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

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


    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


    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.

  • Shared parental leave


    16 March 2016

    A new system of shared parental leave has been introduced as part of the Government’s commitment to create a fairer society that gives parents more flexibility to decide how they want to share care for their child in the first year. Shared parental leave is available for parents in respect of children due on or after 5 April 2015.

  • Roundtable: Brexit legal strategy


    14 March 2016

    The Law Society Gazette convened its latest roundtable to discuss the implications of the a Brexit vote.

  • Tape measures - tackling the risk of employee recordings


    02 March 2016

    Modern technology has made it increasingly easy for employees to make covert recordings in the workplace. This can be done in different contexts and for a variety of reasons, but is rarely something that the employer would want to take place.

  • Latest ruling on holiday pay and commission

    24 February 2016

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) has confirmed that UK law can and should be interpreted to give effect to the decision of the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) that results-based commission must be taken into account when calculating workers’ holiday pay (British Gas Trading v Lock).

  • Brexit: Implications for employment law in the UK


    23 February 2016

    James Davies and Bethan Carney consider some of the potential implications of the UK leaving the EU for employers and employees.

  • European Court rules bosses can monitor employees' private messages on WhatsApp and other messaging services


    14 January 2016

    Michael Burd comments in The Independent on the decision made by The European Court of Human Rights allowing companies the right to monitor workers' emails.

  • Company directors could face prosecution if they break redundancy rules


    12 January 2016

    Michael Burd and James Davies discuss the risk associated with employers who flout redundancy procedures.

  • New protections for workers on zero-hours contracts

    17 November 2015

    Earlier this year, we reported on the Government’s ban on the use of exclusivity clauses in “zero-hours contracts”. The ban, which came into force in May, renders unenforceable a contractual provision which prohibits an individual working under a zero-hours contract from working elsewhere. The Government has recently proposed new legislation designed to add teeth to the ban, giving employees and workers the right to bring a tribunal claim if they are penalised for working elsewhere.

  • Tech entrepreneurs to David Cameron: Welcome skilled immigrants to keep the UK a global tech hub


    02 November 2015

    Olga Nechita has been quoted in an article by City A.M. on the open letter organised by the Coalition for a Digital Economy, which urges David Cameron to welcome more skilled migrants.

  • In search of a new Safe Harbour: The EU's push for new data transfer regulation with the US may be part of the problem


    30 October 2015

    Steven Lorber has written an article for City A.M. on the aftermath of the European Court’s ground-breaking ruling which outlawed “safe harbour” arrangements.

  • Roundtable: wellbeing


    12 October 2015

    Karen Baxter's comments from a roundtable on legal workplaces and the challenges facing the professions' mental wellbeing have been featured on the Law Society Gazette website.

  • Lewis Silkin wins HR Law Firm of the Year award at The Legal 500 Awards 2015

    Press Release

    01 October 2015

    Lewis Silkin is delighted to be named winner of the HR Law Firm of the Year at this year’s The Legal 500 Awards.

  • Fired currency traders won't leave quietly


    15 September 2015

    James Davies has been quoted in an article by Bloomberg News which looks at the growing number of lawsuits related to fired currency traders, as a result of the investigations into the manipulation of foreign-exchange markets.

  • In-house service reflects workforce ‘shift’


    14 September 2015

    Russell Brimelow comments in The Law Society Gazette on lewissilkinhouse, our in-house resourcing service in relation to shifting patterns in legal resourcing.

  • A glitch in time – European Court rules on travelling as ‘working time’

    11 September 2015

    The European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) has ruled that, for workers with no fixed or habitual place of work, travelling time to and from the first and last customer appointments of the day should count as “working time” for the purposes of the EU Working Time Directive (“WTD”).

  • The changing role of the employment lawyer


    08 September 2015

    Russell Brimelow and Michael Burd have written an article for HR Magazine on the changing role of employment lawyers and the introduction of new services to meet the demands of an ever evolving regulatory landscape.

  • Union reforms will provoke backlash


    23 July 2015

    Colin Leckey has been quoted in an article by The Times which examines the Trade Union Bill published last week - highlighting the significant changes to the law on strike ballots, staffing, and picketing.

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