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  • SEP 18

    Discrimination in advertising

    Date: 18 Sep 2014 Location: Lewis Silkin LLP
    Start: 8:15am Cost: Free
    Finish: 10:00am

    Issues relating to discrimination can arise in broadcast media in scenarios when the public raises objections to the content of programming or advertising. This seminar will explore the often complex issues involved. For example, probing whether it is the broadcasters’ commissioning processes that gives rise to the potential for discrimination. Do advertisers and agencies recognise the risks of the segmentation, targeting and positioning strategies that underpin the creation and production of advertising? And is advertising content fundamentally framed by discriminatory goals?

    Area of law: Employment, Advertising & Marketing

  • SEP 18

    Marketing Services Law Group 2014 Seminar Series

    Date: 18 Sep 2014 Location: Lewis Silkin LLP
    Start: 8:15am Cost: Free
    Finish: 10:00am

    The Marketing Services Law Group 2014 breakfast briefing series is aimed at both managers and senior directors who are involved in legal and commercial issues in Advertising, Marketing, PR and Branding agencies. This seminar series is tailored to specific issues that crop up within the advertising and marketing sector and will be run by lawyers who have extensive experience in advising many leading names in the sector on the full range of issues relating to corporate media, IP, employment and property law. 

    Area of law: Tax, Technology & Data, Technology & Digital, Real Estate, Real Estate & Development, Procurement, Corporate, Construction, Brand Management, Advertising & Marketing, AV, TV & Digital Media, Media & Entertainment

  • SEP 19

    Shared Parental Leave

    Date: 19 Sep 2014 Location: Lewis Silkin, 5 Chancery Lane, Clifford's Inn, London
    Start: 9:30am Cost: £150 + VAT
    Finish: 12:30pm Availability: Currently sold out
    CPD Points: 3

    Long in the pipeline, a new, flexible scheme for parental leave and pay will finally come into effect in April 2015. Mothers and their partners will be able to share a year’s leave and 37 weeks’ statutory pay, but the rules are riddled with complexity. Our workshop will explain the way the system is designed to work and how employers will need to change their policies and procedures. We’ll cover in practical terms how to iron out the problem areas and explore how far employers may be at risk in continuing to pay enhanced maternity pay while not enhancing pay for shared parental leave.

    Area of law: Employment

  • SEP 24

    Third party rights affecting development schemes

    Date: 24 Sep 2014 Location: Lewis Silkin LLP
    Start: 4:30pm Cost: Free
    Finish: 6:00pm
    CPD Points: 1

    During this Development Officers' Forum, we will be discussing the third party rights that affect development schemes – how to spot them, what the issue is and how to effectively resolve them. This would include rights of light, restrictive covenants and rights obtained by prescription. We hope to make this session as interactive as possible and to provoke discussion of your experiences and debate amongst attendees.

    Area of law: Real Estate, Real Estate & Development, Real Estate Development, Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Investment, Real Estate Litigation, Commercial Property, Planning & Environment, Housing & Regeneration

  • SEP 25

    Obesity - the next frontier in discrimination law?

    Date: 25 Sep 2014 Location: Lewis Silkin LLP, 5 Chancery Lane, Clifford's Inn, London
    Start: 4:00pm Cost: Free
    Finish: 6:00pm

    In light of the much publicised Danish case, currently being heard in the European Court of Justice, in which a childminder is alleging discrimination on grounds of his obesity, we will be hosting a panel discussion, focussing on this issue, on Thursday 25 September 2014. With 64% of adults in the UK classified as obese or overweight, this case could have a massive impact on employers, if obesity is to be regarded as a protected characteristic going forward. 

    Area of law: Employment

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