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COVID-19: force majeure and frustration flowcharts29 March 2020
The Coronavirus situation may interfere with contractual performance for a variety of reasons. Download here our flowcharts of the issues for those considering whether it is possible to bring contracts to an end (or suspend performance of contractual obligations) without breaching the contract by relying on contractual force majeure clauses or the common law doctrine of frustration.
Fail to cooperate at your peril! Court finds that contracting party’s conduct was a repudiatory breach of an implied duty to cooperate04 June 2019
In a recent case, the court implied a duty to cooperate where close collaboration between the parties was required to perform the contract. The Court also found that one party’s failure to cooperate was a repudiatory breach that the counterparty could rely on in treating the contract as terminated.
Tech Predictions for 201911 January 2019
Following on from our 2018 Tech Predictions, here are our top ten favourite tech predictions for 2019. Just imagine a world where new technology not only makes us more efficient but improves our lives in other ways - let’s see what 2019 might hold in store!
James Gill and Mark Hersey write for Accountancy Age: Moving to the Cloud in 2019: 10 steps to avoid the common pitfalls
Press08 January 2019
Mark Hersey and James Gill have written an article for Accountancy Age explaining how to make your move to cloud accounting as smooth as possible this year.
Lewis Silkin’s Corporate Finance team acts on admission to AIM of The Panoply Holdings PLC
Deal04 December 2018
Lewis Silkin has acted for Stifel, the NYSE listed investment banking firm, in its roles as nominated adviser and sole broker to The Panoply Holdings PLC. The Panoply is a digitally-native technology services company, providing digital transformation services.
Helping to shape the Global Driverless Revolution03 May 2017
In this article, we look at the road ahead for autonomous vehicles.
Tech Predictions for 201703 January 2017
Tech continues to be the single most influential factor in how we live our lives, both at work and at home and usually (but clearly not always) helps to enhance the quality of life.
Facebook forces Admiral to pull plan to price car insurance based on posts
Press03 November 2016
Lewis Silkin commented in an article for The Guardian which reports on Facebook's objection for Admiral to use Facebook posts to analyse the personalities of car owners and set the price of their insurance.
Talk (Talk) is not cheap - record fine for data breach06 October 2016
Speak of making an entrance. Within a few weeks of her new appointment as the new UK Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham has issued TalkTalk with a £400,000 monetary penalty notice, the biggest fine yet awarded by the ICO.
Treat your (small) customer fairly or pay the price of more legislation?01 September 2016
Economic times are still pretty tough and likely to get tougher for small businesses up and down the country.
David Deakin discusses The Internet of Things, new horizons and new challenges for retail18 May 2016
David Deakin has written an article for Essential Retail discussing the legal implications the Internet of Things is having on the retail industry.
Article by Ian Jeffery features in Managing Partner
Press20 October 2014
An article by Ian Jeffery has been published on the Managing Partner website.
Lewis Silkin advises Viral Spiral on its sale to Rightster Group plc
Deal09 July 2014
Lewis Silkin has advised the shareholders of Viral Management Limited (VML), a leading social content company, on its acquisition by Rightster Group plc (Rightster), the AIM-listed global B2B video network for distribution, content-sourcing, audience engagement and monetisation.
Lewis Silkin's extensive legal advice sees successful launch of social media app Wordeo
Press31 January 2014
Lewis Silkin has played a central role in the development of a high profile social networking application - Wordeo - recently launched to the public.
Brand Academy 2013 - Venture Harbour's Marcus Taylor's insights on 'brands building advocacy using digital media', as covered in The Drum
Press27 November 2013
Having spoken at Lewis Silkin's Brand Academy, which discussed the role of digital media in building brand value, Marcus Taylor emphasises that social and digital media offer an amazing opportunity for brands to establish more intimate and long term relationships with consumers.
New partner hire strengthens Lewis Silkin’s Media, Brands & Technology team
Press17 December 2012
City law firm Lewis Silkin LLP today announces the appointment of commercial and technology specialist James Gill as a partner in its renowned Media, Brands & Technology (MBT) team.