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  • Uber’s worker status appeal rejected

    10 November 2017

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) has upheld the decision of an Employment Tribunal (“ET”) that drivers engaged by Uber are “workers” rather than independent contractors.

  • Code red! (How to deal with a media crisis)

    09 November 2017

    Every brand’s nightmare. It’s 5 o’clock on a Friday and the phone rings….a tabloid newspaper has an exposé and they want your comment for their article on Sunday.

  • EMEA Club event: The Macron reforms

    09 November 2017

    Following his election in May 2017, Emanuel Macron has introduced sweeping reforms to the French labour code, in a bid to give greater flexibility to business and tackle widespread unemployment. These reforms look set to continue.

  • Aman Sahota-Dhatt writes for Essential Retail: Smart cities – the benefits for eCommerce operators in the retail industry?

    09 November 2017

    Aman Sahota-Dhatt has written a piece for Essentail Retail on how smart cities may impact the future of retail.

  • Autonomous Vehicles - The Road Ahead

    08 November 2017

    Join us for our inaugural seminar on Autonomous Vehicles where we bring together a panel of industry experts to discuss some of the key opportunities and challenges associated with connected and driverless vehicles.

  • What’s happening in immigration law - Reading

    07 November 2017

    As ever, there is much to discuss in the world of immigration law - including significant changes to Tier 2, the introduction of the immigration skills charge and the abolition of some of the Tier 2 ICT categories.

  • Patent Claims to dosage regimes fail to stand up to scrutiny

    06 November 2017

    In Actavis Group PTC EHF & Anor v Teva UK Ltd & Ors [2017] EWCA Civ 1671 the Court of Appeal has found that various dosage regime claims were obvious and invalid, reversing the decision of the of the trial judge.

  • Lewis Silkin mentioned in an article for the Business Magazine

    06 November 2017

    Lewis Silkin has been mentioned in an article for The Business Magazine which notes the recent purchase of Elvis Communications by the listed Next 15 Group.

  • What's happening in immigration law

    03 November 2017

    As ever, there is much to discuss in the world of immigration law - including significant changes to Tier 2, the introduction of the immigration skills charge and the abolition of some of the Tier 2 ICT categories.

  • 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.

  • Preparing your ownership structure for success

    02 November 2017

    We regularly advise on how agencies can best share their equity with a wider group of people, attracting and incentivising employees in the process.

  • Feedback - positivity vs negativity

    02 November 2017

    Feedback is one of the most powerful tools for optimising workplace performance. Getting it right can help a business to constantly improve. Mistakes become learning opportunities; failures and bad behaviours are not repeated. Conversely, getting feedback wrong can destroy motivation, causing productivity to plummet.

  • New Welsh Land Transaction Tax

    02 November 2017

    From April 2018, Wales will have a new tax known as Land Transaction Tax (LTT), its own version of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT). LTT mirrors much of the SDLT regime and many of the SDLT rules have been incorporated into the Land Transaction Tax and Anti-avoidance of Devolved Taxes (Wales) Act 2017 (businesses and tax practitioners have emphasised the need for consistency between SDLT and LTT), but there are differences which the Welsh Government say make the tax simpler and fairer, and improve its efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Intention not motive is key to landlords’ redevelopment rights

    02 November 2017

    The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 is perhaps the most important legislation governing commercial leases and confers protection on business tenants known as ‘security of tenure’. That security can, however, be overridden by landlords in certain circumstances, which are set out in section 30(1) of the 1954 Act. The most common ground of opposition is known as ‘ground (f)’ and arises where the landlord intends to redevelop the premises leased to the tenant.

  • Penny Newman comments for The Times Student Law: Adding context to recruiting

    02 November 2017

    Penny Newman has commented for Times Times' Student Law magazine which discusses the Contextual Recruitment System (CRS) and how it can assist with recruitment.

  • Unsafe property causes death, but still no claim allowed

    02 November 2017

    A man visits a friend at his flat, falls down the stairs of the building (which are unsafe) and is killed. You would expect his widow would be able to sue the owner of the building in respect of her loss wouldn’t you?

  • Iain McDonald writes for Broadcast: Who will win the battle to broadcast key sports events?

    02 November 2017

    Iain McDonald’s piece has been published by Broadcast discussing sports TV rights and the potential threat of tech companies entering the space which is already beginning to manifest itself.

  • Insolvency FAQs

    31 October 2017

    In the current economic climate many of our clients are experiencing situations they’ve never had to deal with. We’ve put together the following guide to help answer the most frequently asked questions we receive.

  • 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.

  • Smart Cities – what does this mean for the Property world?

    26 October 2017

    One of the trending topics in property circles at the moment is the rather confusing term ‘Smart Cities’. Whilst there is a great deal of buzz around the topic the main question is what exactly is a ‘Smart City’?

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