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  • Lewis Silkin secures sale of leading digital consultancy Sparkler to PA

    31 May 2018

    Leading law firm Lewis Silkin LLP has advised Sparkler, a leading digital insight and strategy consultancy, on its acquisition by PA Consulting Group.

  • Japan’s #metoo movement

    30 May 2018

    The #metoo movement has been slow to gain traction in Japan. There have been few reported cases about sexual harassment involving public figures...until recently.

  • Managing Trade Unions in the Digital Age: 2018 and onwards

    30 May 2018

    Technology continues rapidly to change where and how we work. It poses challenges for both employers and unions, and increasingly calls into question the effectiveness of our employment laws.

  • Frequently asked questions on termination payments

    25 May 2018

    Our FAQs Inbrief looks at some of the common tax questions that arise on termination of employment.

  • Reducing business costs - alternatives to redundancy

    25 May 2018

    When businesses run into financial difficulties and need to reduce costs, the knee-jerk reaction is often to consider the scope for job cuts.

  • Dismissals for “some other substantial reason”

    25 May 2018

    “Some other substantial reason” (“SOSR”) is one of the potentially fair reasons for dismissing an employee. It can cover a wide variety of situations and can be a very useful tool for employers in unusual situations, although there are some limits on when it can be used.

  • Taxation of payments in lieu of notice

    25 May 2018

    From 6 April 2018 new rules took effect to ensure that all payments in lieu of notice (PILONs) are subject to income tax and NICs in full. The rules emerged from a Government consultation on the simplification of the tax treatment of termination payments which was first launched in 2012. Far from simplifying the taxation, the rules are complex and, in many cases, will increase the costs of both employers and employees.

  • The apprenticeship levy

    25 May 2018

    The Government has committed to boost productivity by increasing the quantity and quality of apprenticeships. 

  • Settlement agreements

    25 May 2018

    First introduced by statute in 1993, settlement agreements (previously known as compromise agreements) have become increasingly common as a means for an employer and employee to settle claims and/or effect a clean break from the employment relationship.

  • Redundancy

    25 May 2018

    This inbrief looks at how employers can minimise the risk of legal claims when dismissing employees by reason of redundancy.

  • GDPR incoming! Some challenges from an immigration perspective

    24 May 2018

    GDPR. Four letters currently dominating the thoughts of every company in Europe. The General Data Protection Regulation comes into force tomorrow, Friday 25 May 2018.

  • Dispute Resolution Update - May 2018

    24 May 2018

    Welcome to the May 2018 Dispute Resolution Update which brings you news and our views on law and practice for dispute resolution. We’ve included articles on domestic disputes and international disputes, including summaries of recent cases. We have also included client guides on key aspects of dispute resolution.

  • Brands & IP seminar: What is Blockchain? What are its applications for rights management?

    24 May 2018

    A beginner’s guide to the technology, and highlighting some real world use cases for this transformational technology.

  • Karen Baxter writes for Accountancy Age: Sexual harassment – is accountancy next for #MeToo?

    24 May 2018

    Sexual harassment is big news at the moment as numerous big Hollywood names have opened the floodgates and encouraged individuals to come forward. Karen Baxter asks, is accountancy next for #MeToo?

  • Supreme Court upholds requirement to record variations in writing

    24 May 2018

    Rock Advertising Limited v MWB Business Exchange Centres Limited is an important case. In fact, the opening paragraph of Lord Sumption’s judgment describes it as an “exceptional” appeal, raising “truly fundamental issues” of contract law.

  • Irish abortion referendum produces toxic mix of politics and advertising

    23 May 2018

    On a recent trip to Dublin, what struck me most, was the sight of lampposts festooned with 2 or even 3 separate, competing ads 'for' and 'against' the repeal of the 8th Amendment of the Irish constitution, which bans abortion. The referendum on its repeal takes place this Friday (25th May) while the rest of the EU frets about GDPR implementation.

  • Data Privacy: GDPR - what next? - AM Session - FULLY BOOKED

    23 May 2018

    Coming into force on 25 May 2018 the GDPR is almost upon us. Many organisations up and down the country will have been busily preparing to get their houses in order. But in the words of Elizabeth Denham (the Information Commissioner), “25 May is not the end. It is the beginning”. And it’s not just compliance that people need to think about, but enforcement too.

  • Data Privacy: GDPR - what next? - PM Session - FULLY BOOKED

    23 May 2018

    Coming into force on 25 May 2018 the GDPR is almost upon us. Many organisations up and down the country will have been busily preparing to get their houses in order. But in the words of Elizabeth Denham (the Information Commissioner), “25 May is not the end. It is the beginning”. And it’s not just compliance that people need to think about, but enforcement too.

  • Jonathan Carr comments for The Mirror: Ramadan: Fasting and praying at work during the holy months - your rights explained

    23 May 2018

    In an article for The Mirror Online, Jonathan Carr discusses the rights for those fasting and praying at work during Ramadan.

  • Alex Milner-Smith and Sean Dempsey write for techUK: Be prepared: the scramble to meet the GDPR deadline

    22 May 2018

    In an article for techUK, Alex Milner-Smith and Sean Dempsey discuss the fast approaching GDPR law coming into effect and that companies are scrambling to meet the deadline in time.

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