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  • Supreme Court tells UK Borders Agency that its current immigration practices are unlawful


    19 July 2012

    The Supreme Court has ruled that a significant part of the UK Border Agency’s practice and policies for corporate immigration is unlawful. Shahram Taghavi, lead adviser and junior counsel in the case of R (Alvi) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (JCWI Intervening), comments on the judgment.

  • Supreme Court strikes down 'unlawful' immigration policies


    18 July 2012

    In a landmark decision today, the Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that a significant part of the UK Border Agency’s practice and policies for corporate immigration are unlawful because they were not laid before Parliament as required by the Immigration Act 1971. Instead, they were simply set out in governmental “Guidance” documents and other documents external to the Immigration Rules, rendering them unlawful.

  • Lewis Silkin and Osborne Clarke lead as Publicis buys out Levi Strauss ad agency


    06 July 2012

    Coverage on The Lawyer of Lewis Silkin's involvement as lead counsel to Publicis Groupe on its acquisition of the remaining 51 per cent stake of Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH), the advertising agency famous for the Levi Strauss and Johnnie Walker adverts.

  • Lewis Silkin advises Publicis Groupe on acquisition of Bartle Bogle Hegarty


    05 July 2012

    Lewis Silkin advises Publicis Groupe on acquisition of Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH), one of world’s most famous advertising agencies.

  • Advertising in social media Wayne Rooney Jack Wilshere and the ASA


    05 July 2012

    Two recent complaints about Nike highlight what will continue to be a tricky area for brand owners and marketers to navigate, writes Brinsley Dresden in his article for the Guardian Media Network.

  • Man United potential NYSE float could free up cash for players


    05 July 2012

    Karish Andrews comments on Manchester United's potential flotation on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • Diamond Pays Penalty for Being First Mover in Libor Probe


    04 July 2012

    Owen Watkins comments on Bloomberg's article regarding Barclays losing three top executives, $5 billion of market value, sparking a government inquiry and saving itself £25.5 million in fines by being the first to settle a probe over the rigging of global interest rates.

  • Al Jazeera EPL play?


    03 July 2012

    Talk has been rife for some time that Al Jazeera could potentially make a play for the UK domestic broadcasting rights for English Premier League matches, hot on the heels of its acquisition of domestic Ligue 1 packages in France.

  • Supreme Court gives landmark retirement rulings


    30 June 2012

    Christopher Hitchins analyses the eagerly awaited decisions in Seldon and Homer on justifying direct and indirect age discrimination in June 2012 edition of the Employment Law Journal.

  • lawyer issues exodus warning


    27 June 2012

    Colin Leckey comments about Rangers players leaving it too late to object to a transfer to Charles Green's newco club in the AOL Sport article "Lawyer Issues Exodus Warning".

  • Catching the Next 'London Whale': New Rules Could Push Derivatives Markets East


    21 June 2012

    Owen Watkins comments on the International Business Times article regarding the US, UK and European regulation chiefs pledge to crackdown on risk management within derivatives trading, and tighter cross-border trading regulations in order to prevent a repeat of JP Morgan's major "London Whale" event loss, but which could inadvertently cause regulatory arbitrage.

  • ...a little bit of law - Joint Ventures


    19 June 2012

    When you are developing a site, a joint venture can be a good way of sharing expertise and assets - so that each party ends up with a better result than they would have done had they tried to ‘go it alone’. It can be a ‘win win’ rather than a ‘zero sum game’.

  • Clearing the funding bar


    15 June 2012

    The bar to securing Homes and Communites Agency affordable homes grant is unusually high, writes Rupert Wilson for Inside Housing.

  • Lewis Silkin advises Havas on acquisition of Creative Lynx, top digital health and wellness communications agency


    15 June 2012

    Lewis Silkin has advised leading global advertising and communications services group Havas on the acquisition of a majority stake in the leading European digital health and wellness communications agency, Creative Lynx.

  • Think BR: Inadvertent advertorial?


    30 May 2012

    Failing to properly identify marketing communications can prove costly, writes Lewis Silkin in Brand Republic.

  • Insider Trading Risk Surrounds Facebook Stock Debut as Morgan Stanley Hits Back at Subpoena


    23 May 2012

    A state subpoena issued to Morgan Stanley, the lead underwriter on the Facebook IPO, and a class-action lawsuit filed against Morgan Stanley, its IPO banking team, the Nasdaq OMX Group and Facebook itself could land certain investors and analysts in deeper legal difficultly, Owen Watkins told the IBTimes UK.

  • Champions City must now live within their means


    13 May 2012

    Lewis Silkin's Karish Andrews offers some comments on the UEFA Financial Fair Play Regulations that will affect Manchester City on the article by Yahoo! Sport.

  • LLPs 10 years on


    08 May 2012

    Fergus Payne discusses the last 10 years of the limitied liability partnerships (LLPs) which were introduced in April 2001, in his article for the Law Society Gazette.

  • School land and premises: due diligence for academies transactions - the options


    01 May 2012

    For schools looking to convert to academies status, it is important to understand the options in terms of the levels and types of land and premises due diligence that should or could be carried out.

  • Leading film and TV lawyer Phil Rymer joins Lewis Silkin


    25 April 2012

    City law firm Lewis Silkin LLP today announces the appointment of Phil Rymer as a partner in the Media, Brands & Technology (MBT) team. Phil joins the firm from serving as Principal of his own firm, Rymer Media Law, which he established in 2009.

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