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  • What's happening in immigration law

    19 April 2018

    Immigration has always been a hot topic in the UK - but never more so than now against a backdrop of Brexit, complex rules and an increased focus on compliance.

  • Brexit for HR

    08 March 2018

    Brexit is fast becoming a reality, as the clock runs down inexorably towards the March 2019 deadline for the UK’s departure from the European Union. Debates are raging about hard/soft Brexit and the intricacies of trade negotiations, but what are the implications for HR practitioners, and what should you be doing now to get ready for the big event?

  • Brexit for HR - Cardiff

    07 March 2018

    Brexit is fast becoming a reality, as the clock runs down inexorably towards the March 2019 deadline for the UK’s departure from the European Union. Debates are raging about hard/soft Brexit and the intricacies of trade negotiations, but what are the implications for HR practitioners, and what should you be doing now to get ready for the big event?

  • Disclosure in English litigation: a sea change is coming

    09 January 2018

    English rules on disclosure (‘discovery’ in many jurisdictions) are set for a major overhaul. Draft rules were published in November 2017. Once approved by the Civil Procedure Rules Committee, the resulting draft is intended to be introduced as part of a pilot scheme lasting 2 years, potentially beginning in April 2018 and running in the Business and Property Courts. This will cover virtually all High Court litigation. It will not be optional.

  • Brexit Flowchart

    08 January 2018

    In a major speech on 17 January 2017, the Prime Minister Theresa May set out the Government's key negotiating objectives for exiting the European Union. But what Brexit might look like (and how we actually get there) remains far from clear, with considerable uncertainty about what the UK's relationship with the EU will be like afterwards.

  • The year in employment law

    08 January 2018

    The UK’s political landscape continues to be dominated by the shock 2016 referendum vote to leave the European Union. Following a surprise General Election in June 2017, Prime Minister Theresa May unexpectedly lost her parliamentary majority amid deep divisions about how the UK should “Brexit”. Against that backdrop, the Brexit negotiations between the UK and EU began in 2017 and will continue into 2018. This has meant that, as with many other areas, employment policy reform has taken something of a backseat. Nevertheless, employment law continues to change at pace.

  • Hannah Price comments for The Times: Life after Brexit: a culture shock

    14 December 2017

    Hannah Price comments in an article for The Times discussing EU employment rights.

  • The Art of the Brexit Deal

    11 December 2017

    On Friday the UK Government and the European Commission issued a joint report on the rights of EU citizens and their family members in the UK following the conclusion of the first stage of Brexit negotiations.

  • Joanna Hunt comments for Lexis Nexis: 'Breakthrough' Brexit deal provides as many questions as answers

    11 December 2017

    Joanna Hunt comments on the deal struck by the UK and EU, as well as the implications of the agreement, in an article for Lexis Nexis.

  • Workers denied paid holiday can carry over rights until termination

    30 November 2017

    The European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) has ruled that where workers are not granted paid annual leave to which they are entitled under the EU Working Time Directive (“WTD”), they must be able to carry over and accumulate those holiday rights from year to year and be compensated for them on termination of employment

  • Immigration: a year in review

    29 November 2017

    The landscape of immigration in the UK has changed significantly in the last year. New rules have made it more difficult to sponsor certain migrant workers, new mandatory fees are making it more expensive, compliance with your duties are more heavily scrutinised than ever before, and the immigration implications of Brexit remain unclear.

  • Immigration in the tech industry - by any measure; a positive immigration story

    29 November 2017

    Representatives from some of the leading companies across the industry joined forces to host a Migration Advisory Committee (“MAC”) roundtable on 13 September, coordinated by Lewis Silkin and techUK.

  • Our latest Brexit update on immigration

    16 November 2017

    The UK Government published a Brexit update with the notion that it would relieve worried EEA nationals in the UK and let everyone see how lovely the UK Government intend to be over the end of free movement. This somewhat backfired when the European Parliament then said the proposal was “inadequate”.

  • Lewis Silkin submits evidence to The Home Affairs Committee

    10 November 2017

    The Home Affairs Committee has published Lewis Silkin’s submission to its inquiry on the capacity of the Home Office to deliver Brexit.

  • Lewis Silkin hosted Global Labour Law Conference in Hong Kong with Ius Laboris

    03 November 2017

    The Shifting World Dynamics and the Evolving Workplace: Global labour law conference was held in Hong Kong last month in conjunction with Ius Laboris, the leading international law alliance combining the world’s leading employment, labour and pensions firms.

  • Thousands of UK citizens could have bank accounts mistakenly frozen due to immigration policy

    27 October 2017

    Joanna Hunt has commented in an article for The Independent which discusses how legitimate people could have their bank accounts frozen as a result of new policy that will require banks to carry out identity checks as part of the Government's latest crackdown on illegal immigrants.

  • French In-House Legal Forum: Towards Brexit: The “Repeal Bill” and its implications for business

    17 October 2017

    Dans cette session, nous discuterons des implications juridiques et commerciales de la nouvelle « Repeal Bill » ou « European Union (Withdrawal) Bill » qui sera adoptée par un vote final le 21 septembre 2017.

  • Brands and IP newsnotes - issue 6

    13 October 2017

    Welcome to the 6th edition of our Brands & IP newsnotes put together to bring you the latest, and most interesting legal developments affecting intellectual property law. In this issue we cover; battlegrounds on Amazon listings, whether prestigious brands can prevent their resellers from selling online, the EU's position paper on IP rights, an quick guide on rights for designs, and trade mark infringements.

  • Brexit: EU position paper on IP rights (Brands & IP Newsnotes - issue 6)

    13 October 2017

    On 6 September 2017 the European Commission published its wish list for how it hoped IP rights would be treated by the EU and the UK after Brexit. Five general recommendations were made, as follows:

  • Shifting World Dynamics and the Evolving Workplace: Global labour law conference - 6 October 2017

    06 October 2017

    Hosted by Ius Laboris, the leading international employment law alliance, in collaboration with the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, which will bring together experts in labour law from Europe and Asia to share their views on how recent shifts in world political dynamics will impact on the workplace and how to manage flexible work arrangements and stress in your business.

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