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Press04 September 2018
James Davies comments in an article for The Law Society Gazette, which discusses the demand for employment law advice due to the increase in ‘gig economy’ cases and the abolition of tribunal fees.
04 September 2018
Last week The Guardian published an article about the volume of UK immigration laws and the frequency of changes and amendments to them. This was sparked by some damning remarks from Lord Justice Irwin who said that the system is “something of a disgrace” and almost impossible to navigate.
03 September 2018
We hold registered EU trade marks to protect our tournament name and logos. Post-Brexit will we still have protection in the UK?
31 August 2018
Migration Watch UK has recently published a paper drawing attention to a perceived abuse by certain employers of part of the UK’s immigration system. Distortion of the ICT visa system suggests that the Tier 2 (Intracompany Transfer) (‘ICT’) visa route is currently being exploited by employers who are ‘undercutting the domestic labour market’. The ‘law that is’ and the ‘law that ought to be’ by nature pull in opposite directions. Taking UK immigration law as a ‘closed circuit’, the use of the word ‘loophole’ might better be categorised by some as simply ‘poor regulation’.
Alan Hunt writes for Essential Retail: A prime question: ‘one-day delivery’ guarantees and eCommerce
Press30 August 2018
In an article for Essential retail, Alan Hunt discusses the ASA banning Amazon for promising one-day delivery in its advertising, as it is not delivering on this very promise.
Geraint Lloyd-Taylor comments for The Drum: Tui ad banned by ASA for claiming that summer 'includes October'
Press23 August 2018
In an article for The Drum, Geraint Lloyd-Taylor comments on the ASA banning Tui advertising summer holiday packages in September and October, as the offers are misleading to customers.
Commercial Court confirms that Recast Brussels Regulation does not permit intra-EU anti-suit injunctions21 August 2018
The decision in Nori Holdings has reaffirmed that West Tankers remains an authoritative statement of EU law, providing welcome clarity following the introduction of the Recast Brussels Regulation and Advocate General Wathelet’s comments in Gazprom. However, whether or not the UK courts will regain the ability to grant anti-suit injunctions restraining proceedings in EU courts after the UK leaves the EU remains to be seen.
Press21 August 2018
In an article for The HR Director, Karen Baxter and Rhian Hall discuss today's flexible working culture and how not having a clear line between work and home life can have a negative impact on employee wellbeing.
Clive Greenwood and Frances Simm write for Accountancy Age: Compulsory retirement: avoiding the partner pitfalls
Press20 August 2018
In an article for Accountancy Age, Clive Greenwood and Frances Simm discuss the rules and processes involved when compelling an individual to retire from a business they co-own.
Press Release15 August 2018
On Saturday 22 September, Lewis Silkin will be participating in their big annual fundraising challenge in aid of the firms chosen charity, Alzheimer's Research UK.
James Gill and Rebecca Emery write for Essential Retail: Modernising consumer markets: what changes are on the horizon?
Press14 August 2018
In an article for Essential Retail, James Gill and Rebecca Emery discuss the Government’s “Modernising Consumer Markets” Green Paper and the three principles for improving modern consumer markets.
Press10 August 2018
In an article for Human Resources Online, Kathryn Weaver discusses the impact of the #MeToo movement and sexual harassment in Hong Kong.
Residents of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau will not require work permits when they are hired by enterprises on the Chinese mainland potentially as soon as September 201810 August 2018
On 3 August the State Council in China made an announcement to the effect that residents of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau will not be obliged to apply for work permits in order to be employed by enterprises on the Chinese mainland, under a new proposal set to operate from September 2018.
Press07 August 2018
In an article for HR Grapevine, Tom Heys discusses Gender Pay Gap reporting and states the regulations are progressive and valuable in terms of shedding light on workplace inequality.
Press Release07 August 2018
Market-leading employment and immigration law specialist Lewis Silkin has been shortlisted for three awards in the Macallan ALB (Asian Legal Business) Hong Kong Law Awards 2018.
Toni Lorenzo writes for Employment Lawyers Association: The Trade Secrets (Enforcement, etc) Regulations 2018
Press06 August 2018
In an article for Employment Lawyers Association, Toni Lorenzo discusses the Trade Secrets (Enforcement, etc) Regulations 2018 which came into force in June, implementing the EU Trade Secrets Directive. This is the first time that the UK Parliament has legislated for the protection of trade secrets.
03 August 2018
In the recent case of Signia Wealth Limited v Vector Trustees Limited, the court held that the company’s bad leaver provisions (pursuant to which a leaving shareholder was compelled to sell their shares for less than their value) did not fall foul of the penalty doctrine and were therefore enforceable.
Clare Reddy comments for Property Week: Industry welcomes Lords report calling for overhaul to unlock potential for offsite manufacturing
Press03 August 2018
Clare Reddy comments in an article for Property Week, which discusses offsite manufacturing and the need for clients, designers and contractors to collaborate if the innovative construction technique is to take off in UK.
Lucy Lewis comments for Employee Benefits: How can employers respond proactively to the #MeToo movement?
Press03 August 2018
In an article for Employee Benefits, Lucy Lewis comments on how employers should respond to the #MeToo movement and advises how to approach confidentiality with employees who come to discuss sexual harassment in the workplace.
Press01 August 2018
In an article for Lawyer Monthly, Jonathan Carr discusses employment law due diligence in M&A transactions, and what US companies should consider when investing in the UK.