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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.
Intellectual Property, The Shape of Things: Mathew Forde writes for Retail News
Press22 March 2023
If a new product incorporates stand-out design features and has enduring sales potential, then protection through registration will always be advisable.
Home Office confirms Spring updates to Immigration Rules21 March 2023
On 9 March 2023 the Home Office published its Spring Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules. The statement contains important updates to employment requirements in work routes. It also introduces the new Electronic Travel Authorisation relevant for short trips to the UK.
Adding Value with Planning Permission20 March 2023
Local Planning Authorities are required by the Government (Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004) to identify land within their administrative boundaries that will meet the needs for future housing and employment growth.
Employer’s attempt for a springboard injunction falls flat20 March 2023
On 4 January 2023, the Court of First Instance (“CFI”) refused to grant a springboard injunction against a former employee to protect the employer’s confidential information in the case DCL Communications Ltd v Lam Yim Chi Julia and Another  HKCFI 98.
Linda Hynes comments on The 'Great Unretirement' in RTÉ Business News
Press20 March 2023
As fears of Covid-19 subside and worries around the rising cost-of-living take over, many older people are returning to the workforce, a movement known as the 'Great Unretirement'.
The long-awaited update to Hong Kong’s copyright regime - Copyright (Amendment) Ordinance 202217 March 2023
On 17 February 2023, the Government published in the Gazette the Copyright (Amendment) Ordinance 2022 (Commencement) Notice.
Monitoring Employees’ Office Attendance in a Post Covid World: A Worldwide Issue – Key Data Privacy Issues17 March 2023
With different offices having been in or out of lockdown or experiencing varying degrees of restrictions, it has been near impossible for managers with direct reports in multiple locations to monitor their team’s compliance with whatever post-Covid return to the office policy a business might have (“RTO Policy”).
Employment law changes in April 202316 March 2023
It’s that time of the year when employment law changes traditionally take effect, and this year there have been significant increases in several rates and limits. Here is our summary of the most important changes taking effect next month.
Is it time to adopt a fertility policy?16 March 2023
More and more employers are launching IVF and assisted conception policies amid calls for greater legal protection for employees undergoing fertility treatment. This article explores why fertility matters to employers, the current legal framework and the issues for employers when designing a fertility policy.
Retained EU law bill: our proposals for employment law reform15 March 2023
The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill could have sweeping effects on UK employment law. With a hard deadline of 31 December 2023, quick decisions about reforms will be needed. We’ve drawn up a list of the EU-based employment laws we’d like to see changed.
The post-Brexit employment law shake-up: what’s needed, and what’s likely to happen?15 March 2023
As the government presses on with its bill to scrap or reform EU-derived employment laws, we’ve been finding out what businesses actually want. But how do these views compare to what’s planned?
Lewis Silkin has advised Mercia on its syndicated venture capital investment in CanSense
Press Release13 March 2023
Lewis Silkin has advised Mercia on its syndicated venture capital investment in Swansea-based CanSense.
How is the dollar’s dominance impacting the luxury real estate market?13 March 2023
It has been an interesting run for luxury property buyers over the course of the last 6 months or so. Quite remarkable how the market can flip from armageddon with lending rates at record highs, only for the world to be all rosy again with just the slightest adjustment back down.
Trade Mark Round Up - Red Bull vs. Monster Energy plus other UK and EU cases from May 2022 to the new year13 March 2023
The oft-quoted maxim that “your brand is the single most important investment you can make in your business.” is a widely accepted truism, yet many businesses fail to take the basic steps to preserve that investment.
Holiday entitlement consultation: Lewis Silkin’s response
Press09 March 2023
We have submitted a response to the government’s consultation on calculating holiday entitlement for part-year and irregular hours workers. Whilst reform in this area would be very welcome, we note that when it comes to the detail, one size does not fit all.
Inbrief08 March 2023
According to the UK’s Climate Change Committee, consumer behaviour must change in order for the UK to achieve its net zero targets. The good news is that sustainability is a growing factor in consumers purchasing decisions.
Influencer disclosures: The ASA raises the bar yet again08 March 2023
Among influencers, platforms, agencies and brands, there is increasing frustration and confusion with the ASA's approach to social media disclosures. The ASA's approach seems to harden and get more confusing every month that goes by.
Checklist for a successful crypto-provider registration application07 March 2023
Any business that intends to operate in the UK as a cryptoasset exchange provider or custodian wallet provider is required to register, but many are at risk of falling short at the first hurdle: the application for registration.
‘Landmark moment’ or ‘PR exercise?’ What football thinks of new independent regulator: John Shea comments for The Athletic
Press07 March 2023
The UK government has announced plans for an independent regulator of English football aimed to better test potential new owners, ensure clubs are run sustainably and stop sides from joining breakaway leagues. John Shea provides insight into what this means for the industry.