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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • International data transfers - are model clauses now under threat?

    05 October 2017

    Many of you will remember Max Schrems, the Austrian law student who in 2015 successfully brought a case to the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) that resulted in the “safe harbor” - the agreement that allowed the transfer of EU citizens’ data to the US - being declared invalid.

  • Brexit: from a slow drip to a full-on leak

    27 September 2017

    On 5 September 2017, the Home Office Post-Brexit Immigration Document was leaked to the public. The document – the exact publication date of which we do not know – provides a screenshot of government policy towards EU nationals and their non-EU family members. The document talks about how those individuals will be affected at three separate stages: (1) those in the UK ‘before exit’, (2) those who come to the UK during the ‘implementation phase’, and (3) those who arrive ‘after the implementation period’.

  • Busting Brexit

    25 September 2017

    At the Shifting World Dynamics and the Evolving Workplace: Global labour law conference which will be held in Hong Kong on 6th October, James Davies from Lewis Silkin will be speaking on Busting Brexit myths in our first session.

  • Samar Shams comments for LexisNexis: 'European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 2017 passes second reading amid concerns over delegated powers'

    18 September 2017

    Samar Shams has commented in an article for LexisNexis following the recent passing of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 2017 in the House of Commons last week. The article raises concerns about the Bill, particularly regarding the proposed use of delegated legislative powers, the approach to devolution, and questions regarding the continued application of EU rights and legal principles in the UK.

  • Andrew Osborne comments for Bloomberg: Premier League Fights to Retain Playing Talent After Brexit

    15 September 2017

    Andrew Osborne has commented in an article for Bloomberg which discusses the affect of Brexit on the Premier League retaining and attracting foreign players.

  • Agile working

    13 September 2017

    Work trends and patterns are constantly changing, particularly in the creative industries. In this session we will be discussing the ways in which agencies in the post-Brexit era can reduce property costs by implementing smarter ways of working and using their properties.

  • Joanna Hunt comments for Lexis Nexis: "UK’s responsibility to solve Northern Ireland Brexit headache—EU"

    11 September 2017

    Joanna Hunt has commented in an article for LexisNexis which discusses the UK's responsibility to find ‘flexible and imaginative’ solutions to overcome the challenges for the island of Ireland.

  • Joanna Hunt comments for Lawyer Monthly: Your Thoughts: UK Ireland Brexit Border

    23 August 2017

    Joanna Hunt has commented in an article for Lawyer Monthly on the Governments new position paper on Brexit and the Irish border issue following their statement of not wanting to establish a manned EU-UK border.

  • Amendments to rules on bringing family members to the UK: Have the Government gone far enough?

    22 August 2017

    On 10 August 2017 changes to the immigration rules came into force which will have wide implications for British citizens wanting to bring family members to join them in the UK.

  • Joanna Hunt comments for Lexis Nexis: Brexit: No border infrastructure in Northern Ireland may be 'wishful thinking'

    17 August 2017

    Joanna Hunt has commented in an article for Lexis Nexis which focuses on the the UK governments proposal of no physical infrastructure at the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland.

  • Your employees and Brexit: the situation so far

    14 August 2017

    With the Government’s announcement in June of its plan for EU migrants following Brexit, many UK employers are struggling to understand the potential effects of its proposal on employees who are EEA nationals or family members of EEA nationals.

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