Current events

  • DEC 1

    From Hacks to Headlines: how phones give up sensitive data; how cybercrooks fence it; and how journalists turn it into news

    Date: 1 Dec 2015 Location: Lewis Silkin LLP
    Start: 4:00pm Cost: Free
    Finish: 7:00pm

    Simon Morrissey, head of our commercial data practice, will provide a short introduction on the legal framework surrounding data security before handing over to Channel 4 News journalist Geoff White, who has inside experience of how the media treats (and mistreats) stories of data leaks and corporate hacks.

    This talk is aimed at managers and senior personnel who want a realistic appraisal of the risks, an insight into their potential attackers’ mindset, and an idea of how mistakes translate into media coverage.

    Area of law: Technology & Data, Technology & Digital

  • DEC 3

    What’s my status? A guide to different types of staff

    Date: 3 Dec 2015 Location: Lewis Silkin LLP
    Start: 9:30am Cost: £195 + VAT
    Finish: 12:30pm
    CPD Points: 3

    Employees, workers, independent contractors, freelancers, agency staff, casuals, interns, secondees … there are many different types of staff, and it can get very confusing! It is critical to get it correct, as many legal rights and protections depend on an individual’s status – and there is also the minefield of specific rules for different types of worker to contend with. Pre-election, the Government had plans to review the various types of employment status, but no proposals have emerged as yet. This workshop will guide you through the pitfalls (and opportunities) caused by the current variety of working arrangements, using case studies to bring the topic to life.

    Area of law: Employment

  • DEC 9

    Protecting your business - penalty clauses: how to react to Cavendish?

    Date: 9 Dec 2015 Location: Lewis Silkin LLP
    Start: 8:30am Cost: Free
    Finish: 10:00am

    Following the landmark Supreme Court decision on Cavendish v El Makdessi, this 1 hour workshop will look at the key findings, and the implications for the employment relationship.

    Area of law: Employment

  • JAN 21

    Brand Academy 2016

    Date: 21 Jan 2016 Location: The King's Fund
    Start: 6:00pm Cost: Free
    Finish: 10:30pm

    Join us at Brand Academy 2016 - “The Power of Brands - Opportunity or Threat?” held at The King's Fund, No. 11 Cavendish Square, London. There will be a keynote speech and panel debate, followed by a champagne reception.

    Area of law: Brand Management, Intellectual Property

  • JAN 28

    New data protection regulation – how to avoid turning your big data into bad data

    Date: 28 Jan 2016 Location: Lewis Silkin LLP
    Start: 8:15am Cost: Free
    Finish: 11:00am
    CPD Points: 2

    The new EU Commission under Jean-Claude Juncker has confirmed that the adoption of the draft EU Regulation on data protection is a top priority for its Digital Market programme. Even though the negotiations still have some way to go, now is the time to begin preparations for the new regime, particularly if yours is a business for which data is crucial. This seminar will look at the key ways in which the proposed Regulation will require changes to your existing compliance practices and the major transitional risks.

    Area of law: Data Protection

Past events

  • NOV 27

    TUPE refresher and update

    Date: 27 Nov 2015 CPD Points: 1.5

    What’s been happening in the world of TUPE since changes to the rules in 2014? This update will cover recent developments, from the impact of the new rules to significant cases. We will look at transfers arising from service provision changes, where the courts have been busy over the last couple of years in clarifying the law. The session will also provide a general refresher of the key areas that you may come across in your day to day work. We do realise that TUPE is often considered complex and technical, so we will be using plenty of case-studies to ensure that this is a practical as well as informative session.

    Area of law: Employment

  • NOV 19

    Taking a Brand to Box Office Gold: The essential elements of content deals with film and television producers

    Date: 19 Nov 2015 CPD Points: 2

    If you are considering exploiting your advertising campaign in conventional entertainment fields such as film or television, or thinking of introducing your brand to advertiser-funded content deals with production businesses, this seminar will address some of the key commercial imperatives and legal factors that will arise in any potential deal, equipping you to make informed decisions about the potential risks and rewards for your brand.

    Area of law: Advertising & Marketing

  • NOV 17

    Property acquisition - what lies ahead?

    Date: 17 Nov 2015

    Members of our Immigration, Property and Corporate departments will update you on the recent and forthcoming legal changes affecting property acquisition. We will also be joined by Savills who will provide an insight into the UK and Global property markets, discuss how they compare and provide a forecast for the future.

    Area of law: Real Estate, Real Estate & Development, Real Estate Development, Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Investment, Commercial Property, Immigration and global mobility, Global movement of people, Immigration law and appeals advice for individuals

  • NOV 12

    Immigration for non immigration lawyers

    Date: 12 Nov 2015

    In this age of globalisation all lawyers need an understanding of Immigration Law and how it affects our clients both in the private law and corporate arenas.

    Area of law: Immigration and global mobility

  • NOV 12

    Mock employment tribunal

    Date: 12 Nov 2015 CPD Points: 3

    The introduction of fees may have reduced the number of basic cases proceeding to tribunal, but there are still plenty of claims for employers to contend with. This mock tribunal will give you the chance to experience the drama of a hearing and learn about how best to prepare your case, without the cost and stress of the real thing. We will present a live hearing based around a claim for unfair dismissal following a poor performance dismissal, which also brings in the topical issue of shared parental leave. The session is designed to illustrate common pitfalls and how they could have been avoided, as well as showing how the tribunal process works. Come prepared for audience participation, as this is a fully interactive session – you will have a chance to cross-examine the witnesses and vote on the result, before hearing the tribunal’s verdict at the end.

    Area of law: Employment

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