Current events

  • NOV 27

    Avoiding discrimination claims

    Date: 27 Nov 2014 Location: Lewis Silkin, 5 Chancery Lane, Clifford's Inn, London
    Start: 9:30am Cost: £150 + VAT
    Finish: 12:30pm Availability: Currently sold out
    CPD Points: 3

    Discrimination claims rank among many employers’ proverbial worst nightmares. They absorb valuable management time, damage staff morale and cost money... and that’s even if you ultimately win! Moreover, rapid growth in the use of electronic communication and social media means organisations facing litigation of this type are far more vulnerable to reputational damage. Our workshop, focusing on topical developments in equality law, will examine practical measures to minimise the risk of discrimination claims arising in the first place – and put you in the best position to mount an effective defence if the worst comes to the worst.

    Area of law: Employment

  • NOV 28

    Baby friendly employment law update

    Date: 28 Nov 2014 Location: Lewis Silkin LLP
    Start: 10:15am Cost: £150 + VAT
    Finish: 12:00pm

    Are you currently on maternity, paternity or adoption leave? Do you want to refresh your knowledge in core areas of employment law without having to organise child-care? Would you like help to prepare for your return to work or to keep your knowledge current whilst on leave? Would you like to learn in a practical way from specialised advisers and your fellow HR professionals who are also on leave? Would you like to attend a training session with your baby? Would you like to make effective use of one of your 'keeping in touch' days?

    If so, our baby friendly employment law update is for you! Designed specifically for HR professionals and in-house employment lawyers, our two hour course will enable you to spend time refreshing your knowledge in a friendly and supportive environment. Delivered in a practical and engaging way, the session will use group discussion to really bring the issues to life.

    Area of law: Employment

  • DEC 2

    JCT Delay

    Date: 2 Dec 2014 Location: Lewis Silkin LLP
    Start: 8:30am Cost: Free
    Finish: 10:30am
    CPD Points: 1.5

    Lewis Silkin’s JCT series consists of four seminars looking at the JCT Design and Build Contract 2011 Edition.  The JCT is a leading provider of construction contracts, publishing standard forms of building contracts since 1931.  The Design and Build Contract is commonly used on UK construction projects. 

    Area of law: Real Estate, Construction, Construction Disputes, JCT Series, Real Estate Development, Real Estate & Development

  • DEC 2

    JCT Series

    Date: 2 Dec 2014 Location: Lewis Silkin LLP
    Start: 8:30am Cost: Free
    Finish: 10:30am
    CPD Points: 1.5

    The Lewis Silkin construction team presents its JCT series: four seminars looking at the Design and Build Contract 2011 Edition published by the JCT.  The JCT is a leading provider of construction contracts, publishing standard forms of building contracts since 1931.  The Design and Build Contract is commonly used on UK construction projects.

    Area of law: JCT Series, Construction, Construction Disputes, Real Estate, Real Estate Development, Real Estate & Development

  • DEC 3

    Housing law: the essential update for 2015

    Date: 3 Dec 2014
    Start: 10:00am Cost: Free to HQN members
    Finish: 3:30pm

    Paul Hayes is speaking at the Housing Quality Network's winter event 'Housing law: the essential update for 2015'.

    Area of law: Real Estate & Development

Past events

  • NOV 13

    Digital Psychology: Influencing Consumer Buying Decisions

    Date: 13 Nov 2014

    Reading Room, a full service digital agency, and Lewis Silkin invite you to attend this seminar for brand owners, exploring why consumers buy goods and services and how brands influence purchasing decisions.

    Area of law: Advertising & Marketing, Brand Management, Consumer Regulation, Technology & Digital, Technology & Data, Retail, Hospitality & Leisure, Data Protection & Freedom of Information

  • NOV 7

    Reform of the investor route

    Date: 7 Nov 2014

    Overseas investors and their families have been able to establish themselves in the UK since 1994. The essence of the investor route has survived fairly unchanged until now with the investment immigration route becoming even more popular over the last few years. In February 2014, the Migration Advisory Committee produced a report proposing reforms to the route and providing alternative ways for investment. The first significant changes are set to come into force this month.

    Area of law: Immigration and global mobility

  • NOV 6

    What's happening in employment law - Cardiff

    Date: 6 Nov 2014 CPD Points: 1.5

    Make sure you book early for our perennially popular overview of key developments affecting the workplace, which as usual we’re running twice. Among other things, we’ll be examining recent changes concerning employment tribunals and flexible working requests and looking ahead to the introduction of shared parental leave next spring. The update will also include a round-up of the latest important court rulings and their implications. Finally, with the 2015 general election fast approaching, we’ll take a look at how the main political parties’ proposals for employment law reform are shaping up.

    Area of law: Employment

  • NOV 6

    We need to talk about... holiday pay

    Date: 6 Nov 2014 CPD Points: 1.5

    There’s currently something of a time bomb ticking away under the issue of statutory holiday pay, with important cases pending before the courts on whether it must be calculated to include overtime and commission. While the financial implications for many businesses could turn out to be huge, the position is unlikely to be fully resolved for some time. In the meantime, our update will explain in clear terms the legal issues at stake in this and other key holiday risk areas and outline employers’ potential strategies for responding.

    Area of law: Employment

  • NOV 5

    Copyright Issues for Architects

    Date: 5 Nov 2014 CPD Points: 1.5

    This session is an introduction to copyright law and moral rights in the UK as they apply to architects. Nick Walker (Partner in our Media, Brands and Technology department) and Clare Reddy (Partner in our Real Estate department and Head of Construction) will be covering the basic legal principles and how they are applied in practice. They will focus on issues specific to architects and the work they do, including the creation and protection of copyright works, infringement and remedies; moral rights and their significance; commonly used industry contracts; and some practical tips for protecting rights and negotiating use of material.

    Area of law: Real Estate & Development, Real Estate, Intellectual Property

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