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Company’s register of people with significant control (PSCs)
Inbrief22 March 2023
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.
ChatGPT, AI and journalism: Legal and ethical pitfalls explained. JJ Shaw writes for the Press Gazette
Press02 March 2023
Lawyer JJ Shaw examines the potential implications of using AI in the newsroom.
Could UK build a national large language AI model to power tools like ChatGPT? James Gill comments for Tech Monitor
Press23 February 2023
Countries around the world are developing national AI models. Industry experts say Britain should do the same.
AI 101: What are the key data privacy risks and rewards for this new tech?23 February 2023
This is the fifth article in our “AI 101” series, where the team at Lewis Silkin will unravel the legal issues involved in the development and use of AI text and image generation tools.
AI 101: The Regulatory Framework20 February 2023
This is the fourth article in our “AI 101” series, where the team at Lewis Silkin unravel the legal issues involved in the development and use of AI text and image generation tools. In the previous article of the series, we looked at the infringement risks of using AI-generated works. In this article, we consider the regulatory framework for AI being proposed by the European Commission and how the UK might follow suit.
AI 101: What are the infringement risks of using AI-generated works?07 February 2023
This is the third article in our “AI 101” series, where the team at Lewis Silkin will unravel the legal issues involved in the development and use of AI text and image generation tools. In the previous article of the series, we considered questions of ownership and authorship when it comes to generating AI works. In this article we consider how those tools might be infringing IP rights and how the users of those tools might find themselves in hot water.
AI 101: Who owns the output of generative AI?02 February 2023
This is the second article in our “AI 101” series, where the team at Lewis Silkin will unravel the legal issues involved in the development and use of AI text and image generation tools. In the first article of the series, we looked at how generative AI tools are trained and why lawsuits have been raised against some of the major AI companies in both the UK and US.
AI 101: How do AI tools work and why are lawsuits being raised?23 January 2023
In this “AI 101” series of blog posts, the team at Lewis Silkin unravel the legal issues involved in the development and use of AI text and image generation tools. This initial post explores how these tools operate and considers the legal cases being brought against major AI platforms in the UK and US. Later posts in the series will consider who owns the output of AI image generators, the infringement risks involved in using output created by AI; the ethical implications of programming AI; and what regulation is on the horizon – so keep an eye out for those!
Top 10 tech predictions for 2023 - what you need to know03 January 2023
Welcome to our 2023 technology predictions - it’s that time of year again, so grab yourself a cuppa! 2022 saw some important developments and some evolutionary ones. Let’s look ahead to what might just happen in 2023.
Ad tech report - The Project X Institute - Recommendations for the European Addressable Advertising Ecosystem
Press23 November 2022
Ad tech report - Recommendations for the European Addressable Advertising Ecosystem
“Eight drivers of change – 2022 and beyond” (By James Davies, Lewis Silkin LLP)22 November 2022
Last year James Davies published a report the Eight Drivers of Change – the future of work for the Future of Work Hub. It identified eight key drivers of change in society as a whole, and in the workplace in particular. It considered how these interconnected drivers were accelerating change at an unprecedented scale and speed and how these changes were influencing the what, where, from where, when, how, how much/many, who and why of work.
Lewis Silkin has advised Sopra Steria Limited on the acquisition of Graffica Limited
Deal06 September 2022
Lewis Silkin has advised its client, Sopra Steria Limited, on the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of transport simulator expert, Graffica Limited.
What employers should know about the new Scale-up visa19 August 2022
The new Scale-up route launches on 22 August 2022. Unusual features of the route include that sponsorship is available only to hyper-growth businesses, and that after the first six months, Scale-up visas cease to be sponsored. The latter aspect means that employers of ‘unsponsored’ Scale-up visa holders will benefit from understanding the requirements for maintaining status under the route.
Lewis Silkin's new Northern Ireland office to reflect rapidly expanding offering
Press Release15 August 2022
35-strong team consolidating into a single location in the heart of Belfast city centre.
Metaverse 101: Cryptoassets (including NFTs)- Selling and Distribution22 June 2022
In this next instalment of our Metaverse 101 series, we look at some of the regulatory issues to consider when selling and distributing cryptoassets (we covered regulatory issues concerning the advertising of cryptoassets in our earlier article). As this is a new and developing area of law, there are often more questions than there are answers. This post explores the relevant regulatory regimes applicable to cryptoassets for which the UK Financial Conduct Authority has responsibility.
Technology Integration challenge - The Great Office Occupier & Developer Debate19 May 2022
There is no doubt that technology has been the fastest evolving element we have seen in offices. Remote working forced a switch to the use of virtual technologies for staff and organisations alike. IT departments had to respond to the challenge in order to keep business running and to bridge the gap between commercial and domestic data networks.
A historic and pivotal moment for the future of cryptoassets, payments and money in the UK?07 April 2022
What happened? And so 4 April 2022 may come to be seen as a pivotal turning point for the future of cryptoassets in the UK.
Ready Player ET1: employment disputes in the metaverse11 February 2022
The metaverse and virtual reality offer opportunities but look set to throw up new employment issues around diversity, misconduct and more. Are we ready?
The Law Commissions’ final report on driverless cars proposes shifting liability away from the person in the driving seat…31 January 2022
Following a three-stage project including safety assurance and legal liability and HARPS (looking at how automated vehicles could be used to improve public transport), the Law Commission and Scottish Law Commission have published their eagerly awaited report on autonomous vehicles.
Tech Predictions 202211 January 2022
Welcome to this year’s technology predictions! Technology certainly continues to present a growling engine of change but there is no escaping the fact that it really does create opportunities to ‘do a job that customers want done’. And with that intro, we dive straight into our predictions!