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

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    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

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    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

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    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?

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    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

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    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

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    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’

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 growthbusiness.co.uk

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

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    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?

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    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

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    03 February 2012

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

  • News Focus: LinkedIn

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    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 peoplemanagement.co.uk

  • Pakistan: Frontier challenges

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    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.

  • The Bribery Act 2010 – a corporate perspective

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    26 January 2012

    This guide summarises the main provisions and practical issues arising from the new UK anti-corruption law effected by the Bribery Act 2010 (the “Act”) in the context of a corporate body (the “Company”) or group (the “Group”) that carries on business in the UK or overseas, from 1 July 2011, the Act’s implementation date.

  • Lewis Silkin makes significant partner appointment to the Employment, Reward and Immigration team

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    25 January 2012

    City law firm Lewis Silkin LLP has today announced the appointment of Christopher Hitchins, who joins as a partner in the firm’s renowned Employment, Reward and Immigration (ERI) team.

  • Partner hire: Christopher Hitchins at Lewis Silkin LLP

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    24 January 2012

    Christopher Hitchins is now Partner in the Reward and Immigration (ERI) team at Lewis Silkin LLP. Christopher Hitchins was previously partner and group leader of the labour and employment practice at Morgan Lewis. The full article can be read on the Law Gazette website

  • The Need For Seed

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    04 January 2012

    Abandoned by the venture capital industry in the era of cheap debt and easy returns, early-stage finance is making a comeback. GrowthBusiness talks to investors active in the space, and some of the exciting ventures that have succeeded in raising funds. The full article can be read on growthbusiness.co.uk

  • Lewis Silkin bolsters corporate team with two hires

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    03 November 2011

    City law firm Lewis Silkin LLP today announced that Graham Reid has joined as partner in the firm’s corporate practice as of 31 October.

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