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  • 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.

  • ...a little bit of law - Green Leases


    19 April 2012

    Since the Climate Change Act 2008, energy efficiency has been increasingly on the up.

  • Financial liabilities for LLP members: how limited?


    12 April 2012

    In Accountancy Age's article, Miguel Pereira discusses the financial liabilities and risks for limited liability partnerships (LLPs) members, which whilst very low, there are still some areas where there are risks which members of LLPs may be unaware of.

  • OFR: the first stumbling block?

    11 April 2012

    In Fergus Payne and Clive Greenwood's article for the Law Society Gazette they see where are we after six months of operating under outcomes-focused regulation (OFR).

  • Lewis Silkin appoints Colin Leckey to its Employment, Reward and Immigration team


    04 April 2012

    City law firm Lewis Silkin LLP has today announced the appointment of Colin Leckey as a partner in the firm’s renowned Employment, Reward and Immigration (ERI) team. Colin joins the firm from Baker & McKenzie, where he was a senior associate in the Employment Department.

  • The current legal landscape


    19 March 2012

    Fergus Payne talks about the current legal landscape in his recent article for the Law Society Gazette. To describe the current legal landscape as interesting would be a real understatement. You could say that a perfect storm is brewing.

  • ...a little bit of law - Localism


    19 March 2012

    The Localism Act received royal assent on 15 November 2011 and this edition of ... a little bit of law summarises the most significant sections of the Act.

  • Software apps and patent trolls: Should you be afraid?


    16 March 2012

    For a very long time there has been a debate as to whether software is better protected by copyright or by patents. The State Street Bank case in 1998 (State Street Bank v. Signature Financial Group, 149 F.3d 1368) (Fed. Cir. 1998) opened the floodgates to software patents in the US and it is only recently (due to In re Bilski, 545 F.3d 943, 88 U.S.P.Q.2d 1385 (Fed. Cir. 2008) and some other cases) that the flow has moderated a little. Over the same period, many thousands of software patents have been granted in Europe

  • London Calling


    14 March 2012

    Chinese companies expanding in the UK or anywhere abroad must carefully follow local employment law, says James Davies and Sarah McWhinney of law firm Lewis Silkin in London. Both are members of a member of Ius Laboris, a human resources law firm alliance. Download the full news article.

  • Sponsorship


    07 March 2012

    Sponsorship is booming. As brandowners increasingly understand the power of well executed sponsorship not only are fees on an upward trajectory but also the opportunities. Those involved in this area need an understanding of the key contractual and intellectual property issues. inbrief

  • Lewis Silkin named top law firm in latest Sunday Times 100 ‘Best Companies to Work For’


    05 March 2012

    City law firm Lewis Silkin LLP has once again been recognised as one of Britain’s best employers by the Sunday Times’ esteemed 100 Best Companies to Work For survey.  Marking the fourth successive year it has been included, the firm jumped twenty-four places from its 2011 position to find itself once again inside the Top 20 and is now the most highly ranked law firm in the entire list. The firm is one of only six law firms to feature in the list.

  • ...a little bit of law - Rights to Light


    19 February 2012

    A right to light is a right to receive natural light across someone else’s land into a window or other opening in a building.

  • Think BR: Social media matters


    14 February 2012

    Being transparent on social media does not have to come at the expense of creativity, writes Philip Hughes, associate in the media, brands and technology department, Lewis Silkin LLP.

  • Handling CFO departures


    09 February 2012

    Christopher Hitchins, partner in the employment law team at law firm Lewis Silkin, looks at CFO resignations and their implications. The full article can be read on

  • Supreme Court Extends Ability of Employees Working Overseas to Bring Claims in the UK


    09 February 2012

    The Supreme Court has handed down a significant ruling on the ability of an employee who worked overseas to make a claim for unfair dismissal in the UK, in the case of Ravat v Halliburton Manufacturing and Services Ltd. The full article can be read on the Global Employment Law blog

  • Is it time to legislate on caste?


    07 February 2012

    Katherine Shaw weighs up whether the government needs to amend the Equality Act to make clear that it prohibits caste discrimination.

  • Multiple attraction


    03 February 2012

    Sara Cohen considers the single contract multiple completion route in relation to private company share buybacks.

  • News Focus: LinkedIn


    03 February 2012

    HR debate rages over a case for constructive dismissal arising from a breach of social media policy. The full article can be read on

  • Pakistan: Frontier challenges


    27 January 2012

    Investors are constantly trying to identify the next country that will offer access to world-class, untapped, mining opportunities. Often this means operating in challenging conflict or post-conflict environments.

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