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08 January 2020
A significant threat to any business is the risk of employees leaving to set up in competition and misusing confidential information or trade secrets in doing so. We look back at three of the most significant employee competition decisions of 2019 in this constantly evolving area of law.
Lewis Silkin’s employment litigation team shortlisted for award at Legal Week Commercial Litigation and Arbitration Awards
Press Release15 October 2019
Lewis Silkin is delighted to announce that its market leading employment litigation team led by Toni Lorenzo and Michael Anderson has been shortlisted for Employment, Pensions and Incentives Litigation Team of the Year at the Legal Week Commercial Litigation and Arbitration Awards.
Toni Lorenzo, Michael Anderson and David Samuels write for People Management: Mitigating the impact of an unlawful team move
Press30 May 2019
Can you prevent former employees from competing even in the absence of enforceable restrictive covenants? Toni Lorenzo, Michael Anderson and David Samuels report for People Management in light of a recent Court of Appeal ruling.
15 March 2019
Lewis Silkin has been successful in the Court of Appeal in resisting a challenge to the appropriateness of a springboard injunction secured in the High Court late last year. The injunction relates to ongoing legal proceedings concerning a team move and prevents a number of our client Secarma’s former employees and their new employers from competing and otherwise acting unlawfully.
20 December 2018
The Court of Appeal (“CA”) has upheld, by a 2:1 majority, the ruling of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) that drivers engaged by Uber are “workers” rather than independent contractors. The majority also upheld the finding of the Employment Tribunal (“ET”) that drivers are working when they are signed into the Uber app and ready to work.
31 July 2018
To some of us, science has an ethereal power. It creates and changes the rules rather than simply being bound by then. So it comes as no surprise that the science and technology committee has suggested free movement of scientists (and all skilled workers) to the UK. Albeit for only 180 days.
Press22 February 2018
In an article for The Stack, Naomi Hanrahan-Soar speaks on the importance of foreign talent to bridge the tech skills gaps, power innovation, and drive our digital economy.
Naomi Hanrahan-Soar writes for FinTech Futures: Immigration in the banking technology industry: a positive story
Press22 January 2018
Naomi Hanrahan-Soar writes an article for FinTech Futures, discussing the tech sectors heavy reliance on foreign nationals to provide the technical skills required in the workforce. Accordingly, Brexit, and the potential to restrict access to that talent pool, brings additional concerns for employers.
29 November 2017
Representatives from some of the leading companies across the industry joined forces to host a Migration Advisory Committee (“MAC”) roundtable on 13 September, coordinated by Lewis Silkin and techUK.
Press25 October 2017
Lewis Silkin's Chief People Officer, Penny Newman shares her thoughts in an article for HRmagazine exploring the importance of analysing people data intelligently and ensuring that context is always taken into account.
Press25 October 2017
In an article for The Times, Chief People Officer Penny Newman outlines the benefits of using the Contextual Recruitment System (CRS), a tool that recruiters use to take account of applicants different backgrounds.
10 April 2017
Naomi Hanrahan-Soar has written an article for Business Cloud discussing how the UK’s immigration requirements, following the triggering of Article 50, need to be assessed robustly.
Press06 April 2017
Senior Associate, Naomi Hanrahan-Soar and Associate, Neil Jennings have written an article for IT Pro Portal which discusses the impact of immigration policy on the tech industry.
Press Release07 February 2017
Sean Dempsey, head of Lewis Silkin’s Technology and Communications sector group, will be speaking to members of techUK’s HR and Women in Tech groups on Thursday 16 February in relation to the upcoming gender pay gap reporting requirements.