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  • US employment law firm FordHarrison joins Ius Laboris, Global HR law Alliance


    12 June 2013

    Ius Laboris, the world’s largest alliance of Human Resources­­­­ law firms (of which Lewis Silkin is the UK member) announced that U.S. employment law firm FordHarrison LLP has joined the Alliance.

  • Delay: you cannot be serious!


    11 June 2013

    In an article written for PLC Construction, James Levy discusses the frequent occurrence of delays in construction projects. As this affects the timescale of the project, it gives rise to the right to terminate.

  • Leading IP and media lawyer joins Media, Brands and Technology team


    10 June 2013

    City law firm Lewis Silkin today announces the appointment of Adam Glass as partner in the firm’s renowned Media, Brands and Technology (MBT) team. He joins Lewis Silkin from Davenport Lyons, where he was a partner and head of litigation and IP.

  • Keeping tenants safe


    07 June 2013

    In an article for Inside Housing, Paul Hayes encourages landlords to be aware of changes to the definition of domestic violence. Earlier this year, the government widened the definition of domestic violence to include violence, abuse and controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour of anyone over the age of 16, regardless of gender or sexuality.

  • Association of Partnership Practitioners AGM


    28 May 2013

    Fergus Payne, Joint Head of our Partnerships and LLP team, recently spoke at the APP (Association of Partnership Practitioners) AGM. A synopsis of his pre-dinner speech was included in the most recent APP newsletter and is available to read in this article.

  • Delay and completion


    27 May 2013

    While the phrase “practical completion” and other similar phrases, such as “substantial completion” are often used in construction contracts, many do not in fact define what it is.

  • Flexible working - the backlash


    23 May 2013

    In a Financial Times article, Russell Brimelow discusses Flexible Working and how often some employers don’t realise they have health and safety obligations if staff are working from home. Not only does technology need to be safe, but the working environment needs to be as risk-free as practicable too.

  • How To: sever a partnership


    20 May 2013

    In a Law Society Gazette article, Fergus Payne stresses the importance of studying the partnership or members’ agreement when looking to sever a partnership.

  • LLPs to face NI contribution hike in move to clamp down on taxing self-employed staff


    17 May 2013

    Commenting in a Legal Week article, Clive Greenwood talks about the need for clarification surrounding the definition of Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) when discussing the National Insurance Contributions Bill. The Bill, which was formally announced in the Queen's Speech on 8 May, would remove the presumption of self-employment for LLP members from April 2014.

  • Big yourself up


    17 May 2013

    In an article for Building magazine, Alex Kelham discusses a government initiative that allows suppliers of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to promote certain work they undertook.

  • Weapons of mass eviction


    17 May 2013

    In an article for Inside Housing, Paul Hayes discusses increasing rent arrears and the Registered Providers who are using mandatory grounds for possession. The rising rent arrears are a result of welfare reform. In a bid to defend their income, housing associations are increasingly considering the use of mandatory grounds for possession and, last year, social landlords filed 96,742 possession claims in the county courts.

  • Lewis Silkin advises London-listed Bushveld Minerals on takeover offer to acquire Lemur Resources


    13 May 2013

    Lewis Silkin has advised its client Bushveld Minerals Limited (AIM:BMN) on its intention to make an off-market takeover offer to acquire all of the ordinary shares in Lemur Resources Limited (ASX:LMR). The Lewis Silkin team was led by Corporate Finance partner Nadim Khan, alongside senior associate Ian McDonald.

  • IntApp announce UK win with Lewis Silkin


    07 May 2013

    Legal IT Insider have covered Lewis Silkin's implementation of the new IntApp Open system, which is designed to streamline new client review and accelerate new matter inception. Jan Durant has also commented on why the firm decided to implement the new platform. Lewis Silkin previously implemented IntApp product, Time Builder, two years ago and partnered with IntApp on its new business acceptance initiative in 2012.

  • International outlook of trainees threatened


    01 May 2013

    In an article for Lawyer2B, Raj Shah discusses how changes in immigration policy are making it increasingly difficult for firms to recruit immigrants as trainee solicitors. Until recently, international students could switch from the Tier 4 student migrant category to the Tier 2 category. However, changes to the Immigration Rules mean that students cannot switch from Tier 4 to Tier 2 unless they have passed a UK-recognised bachelor or master’s degree or attained certain awards in education.

  • What are your work perks?


    01 May 2013

    In an Evening Standard article, Lewis Silkin has been included in the list of 'London's perkiest offices'. The article details the firm's commitment to ensure that working parents are able to socialise with colleagues through the regular “tea at three” afternoon events. The firm's beehives are also mentioned, which last year made 75 pots of honey.

  • Human Rights and Tolerated Trespassers


    27 April 2013

    The Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (the “2008 Act”) abolished, or at least attempted to prevent the creation of further “Tolerated Trespassers” but it appears that the Tolerated Trespasser has risen from the dead in a different guise.

  • Can brands benefit from an ad ban?


    25 April 2013

    As US retailer American Apparel fell foul of the Advertising Standards Authority for the third time this year after using overtly sexual imagery earlier this month, Geraint Lloyd-Taylor warns that whilst some brands may see benefit from seeing their campaigns banned, there are serious consequences.

  • Banks drop off IsdaFix panel amid rate-rigging probes


    23 April 2013

    Comments made by Owen Watkins concerning bank withdrawal from the ISDAFIX Panel, which sets the benchmark for the $379 trillion swaps market, have been published in numerous online publications.

  • To be(lly putt) or not to be(lly putt), that is the question


    22 April 2013

    Alexander Milner-Smith and Richard Berry discuss the legality of belly putters in golf in light of Adam Scott’s victory in the Masters last weekend. The two ruling bodies of golf, the US Golf Association (USGA) in the USA and the Royal and Ancient (R&A) everywhere else, had already announced prior to last week’s tournament that they propose to ban players anchoring putters to their bodies from the beginning of 2016.

  • Thorny problems


    17 April 2013

    In an article for Taxation magazine, Sara Cohen discusses the Office of Tax Simplification's proposals for unapproved share schemes.

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