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  • Simon Morrissey Q+A with PM Forum - GDPR - everything you ever wanted to ask

    12 October 2017

    Simon Morrissey has taken part in a Q+A for PM Forum on their members burning questions about GDPR.

  • Ask About … Retail, Fashion & Hospitality

    11 October 2017

    Many of our clients in the retail, fashion and hospitality sector face similar HR issues. Each month one of the members of our team will identify an issue, ask how you would deal with it and provide our advice. This month we asked Lucy...

  • When does a chat with competitors become illegal?

    09 October 2017

    We all have discussions with counterparts in our industries. Those conversations are often vital to share knowledge, address common issues, and lobby for change. However, conversations with competitors can easily stray into dangerous territory, leading to potentially cartel behaviour.

  • WORKSPHERE commended by FT Innovative Lawyers Awards 2017

    Press Release

    06 October 2017

    Lewis Silkin’s comprehensive HR service WORKSPHERE has been commended in the FT Innovative lawyers 2017: New Products and Services category.

  • Lewis Silkin advises Blend Media in raising £1.5million on its third funding round

    Deal

    06 October 2017

    Lewis Silkin has advised its client Blend Media on its third funding round, in which £1.5 million of investment was secured bringing the total to £2.6 million.

  • International data transfers - are model clauses now under threat?

    05 October 2017

    Many of you will remember Max Schrems, the Austrian law student who in 2015 successfully brought a case to the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) that resulted in the “safe harbor” - the agreement that allowed the transfer of EU citizens’ data to the US - being declared invalid.

  • Dr Nathalie Moreno comments in Digiday's "GDPR is coming, but nobody knows how it will be enforced" article

    Press

    03 October 2017

    Dr Nathalie Moreno has been featured in the Digiday article "GDPR is coming, but nobody knows how it will be enforced"

  • Establishing a business presence in the UK

    PDF

    02 October 2017

    If you are a non-UK corporate body and you wish to establish a business presence in the UK, this brief guide covers the main issues you need to consider. Establishing an operating subsidiary, branch or other business presence in the UK is a straightforward process, and can be achieved very quickly and at minimal cost.

  • James Davies writes for LexisNexis Australia - Robotics, artificial intelligence and work: hope for the best but prepare for the worst

    Press

    29 September 2017

    Divisional managing partner, James Davies has written an article for LexisNexis Australia which discusses the impact of robotics and artificial intelligence on the workplace.

  • Brexit: from a slow drip to a full-on leak

    27 September 2017

    On 5 September 2017, the Home Office Post-Brexit Immigration Document was leaked to the public. The document – the exact publication date of which we do not know – provides a screenshot of government policy towards EU nationals and their non-EU family members. The document talks about how those individuals will be affected at three separate stages: (1) those in the UK ‘before exit’, (2) those who come to the UK during the ‘implementation phase’, and (3) those who arrive ‘after the implementation period’.

  • Lucy Lewis writes an article for The Law Society Gazette on ‘Cardiff: Our launch pad for expansion’

    Press

    27 September 2017

    The legal market in Cardiff is thriving, and so is Lewis Silkin’s Cardiff office.

  • Court of Appeal orders Hong Kong’s Immigration Department to accommodate same-sex partners as dependants

    26 September 2017

    In a unanimous decision made on 25 September, the Court of Appeal ruled that the Immigration Department’s refusal to issue a dependant visa to the lesbian civil partner of a British expat was not rational.

  • Lewis Silkin advises Next Fifteen Group on its acquisition of Charterhouse Research Ltd

    Deal

    26 September 2017

    Lewis Silkin, a leading international law firm to creative agencies, has advised Next Fifteen Group (Next 15), the digital communications group, on the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Charterhouse Research Ltd (“Charterhouse”) through its data and insights subsidiary, MIG Global Limited (“MIG”). This deal marks the fourth acquisition that the Lewis Silkin team has been instructed on by Next 15 this year.

  • Sean Dempsey comments for The Telegraph: How much regulation is needed to secure an open economy?

    26 September 2017

    Sean Dempsey commented in an article for The Telegraph discussing how businesses and regulatory bodies must not lose sight of workers’ rights and data protection as the way they work is transformed by technology.

  • Employee liability information is not limited to contractual matters

    25 September 2017

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) has ruled that the employee liability information (“ELI”) that a transferor is required to provide under regulation 11 of TUPE is not limited to contractual entitlements. In addition, the EAT decided that there is no obligation on the transferor to set out whether any entitlement is contractual or not.

  • TUPE and collective agreements - static vs dynamic debate revisited

    25 September 2017

    A judgment of the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) in a German case has reconsidered the effect of a TUPE transfer on employment terms governed by a collective agreement. The issue to be determined was whether, once a business had transferred, the new employer was compelled to apply the terms and conditions arising from collective agreements adopted after that transfer.

  • Autonomous Vehicles and the Built Environment

    25 September 2017

    Self-driving cars are on their way. The trailblazers (Tesla, Google, Uber) are conducting increasingly sophisticated tests in real-world conditions. The traditional car makers (General Motors, BMW) are acquiring start-ups or partnering with established tech companies to boost their capabilities. Ford recently promoted the head of its smart mobility unit to chief executive and aims to have a mass market fully autonomous car by 2021.

  • Busting Brexit

    Press Release

    25 September 2017

    At the Shifting World Dynamics and the Evolving Workplace: Global labour law conference which will be held in Hong Kong on 6th October, James Davies from Lewis Silkin will be speaking on Busting Brexit myths in our first session.

  • Service provision changes – determining principal purpose of organised grouping

    25 September 2017

    The EAT has given guidance on the correct approach to determining the “principal purpose” of an organised grouping of employees within the meaning of the service provision change (“SPC”) rules under TUPE.

  • Gender pay gap reporting – the story so far

    25 September 2017

    It’s a little over five months since the first “snapshot date” of 5 April 2017 and less than seven months before the final deadline for employers with 250 or more UK staff to publish their first ever gender pay gap reports without incurring the wrath of the Equality and Human Rights Commission. This seems as good a point as any to ask the question “Where are we now?”

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