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  • Modern slavery - transparency in supply chains

    Inbrief

    28 December 2017

    Although many organisations take steps to promote ethical business practices and have policies to protect workers from being exploited, the Government considers that there is a significant way to go to tackle so-called “modern slavery”.

  • Use of disclosed documents to threaten new proceedings was a breach of court rules and may amount to a contempt of court by the solicitor and client

    Inbrief

    12 December 2017

    The Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) provide that using documents disclosed in existing proceedings (except for the specific purposes allowed) breach the rules. CPR 31.22 provides various exceptions to when a document disclosed in a set of proceedings may be used. Any use outside of the rules could also amount to a contempt of court. Both the client who relied on the solicitor’s advice and the solicitor may be equally vulnerable to the contempt proceedings where there is no evidence of deliberate or reckless misconduct by the solicitor.

  • Trade Mark Classification

    Inbrief

    21 November 2017

    For trade mark classification purposes, all possible goods and services are sub-divided into the 45 “classes” listed below. The descriptions give a broad indication as to the types of goods and services covered by each class.

  • Trade Mark Management

    Inbrief

    21 November 2017

    The IP, brand, trade mark and portfolio management team at Lewis Silkin comprises more than 50 lawyers and trade mark attorneys along with specialist support personnel.

  • Trade Mark and Design Services

    Inbrief

    21 November 2017

    The IP, brand, trade mark and portfolio management team at Lewis Silkin comprises more than 50 lawyers and trade mark attorneys along with specialist support personnel.

  • Insolvency FAQs

    Inbrief

    31 October 2017

    In the current economic climate many of our clients are experiencing situations they’ve never had to deal with. We’ve put together the following guide to help answer the most frequently asked questions we receive.

  • European Union Trade Mark Opposition Procedure

    Inbrief

    21 July 2017

    The European Union trade mark (“EUTM”) opposition procedure is a process that enables third parties to prevent EUTM applications from achieving registration in certain circumstances.

  • The FIFA World Cup 2018 - Ambush Marketing and the Law

    Inbrief

    19 July 2017

    Saturday marked 1 year to go until the 2018 FIFA World Cup final. The countdown clocks are ticking and the advertising industry is turning its thoughts towards the marketing opportunities which this mammoth sporting event present...

  • Employment law in the Republic of Korea – an overview

    Inbrief

    17 May 2017

    The Republic of Korea (often referred to as South Korea and in this in-brief as Korea) has one of Asia’s strongest performing economies and is home to some of the world’s largest brands. Despite its fast ageing population and a chronically low level of productivity, Korea continues to be popular place to invest for foreign companies.

  • Employment law in China - an overview

    Inbrief

    11 May 2017

    China’s strong economy, large manufacturing base and burgeoning consumer market make it an irresistible place for many Western companies to do business. This in-brief provides a snapshot of some of the key aspects of Chinese employment law. Our Hong Kong office was opened to meet a growing demand from many of our clients for coordinated employment and immigration/global mobility support across the Asia Pacific region (including China).

  • Immigration law in China – an overview

    Inbrief

    05 May 2017

    This inbrief is designed to provide a general overview about business visits and employment authorisation requirements for China. As with all countries the immigration laws may be amended with little or no notice and this guide is designed to be general in nature.

  • Employment law in Hong Kong - an overview

    Inbrief

    01 May 2017

    With its historical ties with the West and reputation as a “gateway” to Mainland China, it is not surprising that Hong Kong is already home for many Western companies and is top of the list for those wishing to expand into Asia Pacific. This in-brief provides an overview of employment law in Hong Kong.

  • Zero hours contracts

    Inbrief

    01 May 2017

    Zero hours contracts allow organisations to hire individuals without guaranteeing them any work.

  • Employment law in Thailand – an overview

    Inbrief

    14 April 2017

    Despite several years of relative political uncertainty, the business climate in Thailand continues to be positive and welcoming to foreign investment. The country’s participation in the recently established Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) Economic Community can only be expected to continue this trend. This in-brief provides a snapshot of the key aspects of employment law in Thailand.

  • Ramadan - employment issues

    Inbrief

    03 April 2017

    During the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, practising Muslims will fast from sunrise to sunset for a period of 30 days.

  • Workplace privacy: 11 ways to prepare for GDPR

    Inbrief

    31 March 2017

    Significant changes are on the horizon; The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) comes into force on 25 May 2018.

  • The apprenticeship levy

    Inbrief

    23 March 2017

    The Government has committed to boost productivity by increasing the quantity and quality of apprenticeships. 

  • Corporate social responsibility

    Inbrief

    22 March 2017

    Despite the growing trend of academic and business interest in the subject, there is no single accepted definition of Corporate Social Responsibility.

  • Disciplinary and grievance procedures - the ACAS Code

    Inbrief

    21 March 2017

    The Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures is designed to provide clear, practical guidance on how to carry out disciplinaries and grievances fairly.

  • Gender pay gap reporting

    Inbrief

    02 March 2017

    The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 (the “Regulations”) require employers to report on the gender pay gap in their organisation.

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