When it comes to advising “the advisers”, it’s not just legal expertise that clients need – it’s also practical business support to help them operate more efficiently and effectively.
As professional services firms look to recruit and retain the best talent, establish optimal structures and technologies, and differentiate themselves from the fierce competition, they require lawyers like us who can guide them with insight, acumen and integrity.
With good reason, we have often been referred to as “the lawyer’s lawyers.” Over half the UK’s Top 30 law firms choose to instruct us, as do many other legal firms - from small boutiques to international practices. We also routinely advise leading firms of accountants, consultants, architects, engineers and surveyors. That such a discerning audience put their trust in us is a testament both to the fact that we add value, and to our specialist, pragmatic expertise.
GDPR and the effect of Brexit18 May 2017
What attitude should professional services firms take to compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?
Protecting client confidential information and client money online08 March 2017
The confidential information and money professional services firms hold for clients has always been a target for criminals but the anonymous and unregulated online world has made it easier for them.
Beware of copyright when considering existing planning permission02 March 2017
The recent judgment in Signature Realty Ltd v Fortis Developments Ltd & Anor is an excellent example of the application of copyright in a planning and building context.
Gender pay gap reporting02 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.
Equal Pay02 March 2017
Equal pay law first developed in the UK in the 1970s after a campaign by trade unions and women’s groups. It is now a basic principle of European law that men and women who do equal work should receive equal pay. This principle is implemented in the UK today through the Equality Act 2010.
Will you pass the red face test? Naming and shaming of late payers arrives in April 201702 February 2017
From 6 April this year, it is expected that all large UK companies (and limited liability partnerships) will come under a new regime which requires them to publish, on a Government website, detailed reports on their supplier payment policies and practices. The proposed Regulations are designed to create public transparency of large businesses’ payment policies and practices, primarily for the benefit of small and medium-sized suppliers.
Lewis Silkin’s Technology team boosted with new Dispute Resolution partner23 January 2017
Top 100 UK law firm Lewis Silkin LLP today announces the addition of litigation partner, Andrew Wanambwa, to the firm’s growing technology and wider commercial teams.