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Frequently asked questions on termination payments
Inbrief29 March 2023
Our FAQs Inbrief looks at some of the common tax questions that arise on termination of employment.
A guide to networking events
Trainee Stories29 March 2023
Networking is a great opportunity for you to gain an insight into a firm's culture, build connections and find out more about what it's like to work at a firm. Networking events may be held in-person or virtually and will be incredibly beneficial in helping you decide whether or not it’s the firm for you.
Contributing to CSR as a Trainee
Trainee Stories29 March 2023
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Lewis Silkin is all about the impact the firm has on the world around us. The approach to CSR at Lewis Silkin is one that truly reflects the firm’s values of bravery and kindness, and takes a variety of forms. As a trainee, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in from day one!
When Less Means More29 March 2023
Change is afoot for those looking to benefit from Multiple Dwellings Relief (MDR). MDR has long been a help in keeping SDLT manageable for certain complex residential purchases.
An insight into in-house: all about client secondments
Trainee Stories29 March 2023
At Lewis Silkin, trainees are offered a range of client secondment opportunities. As we mostly work for creative businesses, there is often an opportunity to be seconded to businesses in industries like tech, film, media, and fashion.
Mathew Forde comments on EU plans to crackdown on greenwashing for The Times
Press28 March 2023
EU rules are set to rinse away Greenwashing by heavily scrutinising the words used in advertising and marketing to ensure companies back up their claims with data and scientific evidence if they claim to be ‘carbon neutral’ or ‘greener’.
Linda Hynes and Declan Groarke discuss the Employment Permits Bill 2022 on The HR Room Podcast
Press23 March 2023
Linda Hynes and Declan Groarke were guests on The HR Room Podcast series by Insight HR. In this episode, Linda and Declan discussed the Employment Permits Bill 2022, exploring what impact it has for employers and the immigration and permits system in Ireland.
Use of personal data in litigation and the legal proceedings exemption23 March 2023
A recent decision has applied a wide interpretation of the legal proceedings exemption in the context of use of a non-party’s personal data in the Employment Tribunal.
Judicial assessment and mediation launched in Northern Ireland23 March 2023
Judicial assessment and mediation are being launched in the Industrial and Fair Employment Tribunals from 31 March 2023, bringing Northern Ireland in line with the rest of the UK and offering employers new avenues for alternative dispute resolution.
Ads & Brands Law Digest: March 202323 March 2023
Welcome to the March 2023 edition of our Digest, covering legal and regulatory developments from the last few weeks relevant to advertising, marketing and brand-owning businesses. As usual, for each item we provide a succinct summary accompanied by a link to the full text of the relevant official source or our own report.
Company’s register of people with significant control (PSCs)
Inbrief22 March 2023
Most UK companies and LLPs are required to find out and record details of the individuals or legal entities that have significant beneficial ownership or control over them. The information must be recorded in the company’s register of people with significant control (PSC register) as part of its statutory books.
Intellectual Property, The Shape of Things: Mathew Forde writes for Retail News
Press22 March 2023
If a new product incorporates stand-out design features and has enduring sales potential, then protection through registration will always be advisable.
Home Office confirms Spring updates to Immigration Rules21 March 2023
On 9 March 2023 the Home Office published its Spring Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules. The statement contains important updates to employment requirements in work routes. It also introduces the new Electronic Travel Authorisation relevant for short trips to the UK.
Adding Value with Planning Permission20 March 2023
Local Planning Authorities are required by the Government (Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004) to identify land within their administrative boundaries that will meet the needs for future housing and employment growth.
Employer’s attempt for a springboard injunction falls flat20 March 2023
On 4 January 2023, the Court of First Instance (“CFI”) refused to grant a springboard injunction against a former employee to protect the employer’s confidential information in the case DCL Communications Ltd v Lam Yim Chi Julia and Another  HKCFI 98.
Linda Hynes comments on The 'Great Unretirement' in RTÉ Business News
Press20 March 2023
As fears of Covid-19 subside and worries around the rising cost-of-living take over, many older people are returning to the workforce, a movement known as the 'Great Unretirement'.
The long-awaited update to Hong Kong’s copyright regime - Copyright (Amendment) Ordinance 202217 March 2023
On 17 February 2023, the Government published in the Gazette the Copyright (Amendment) Ordinance 2022 (Commencement) Notice.
Monitoring Employees’ Office Attendance in a Post Covid World: A Worldwide Issue – Key Data Privacy Issues17 March 2023
With different offices having been in or out of lockdown or experiencing varying degrees of restrictions, it has been near impossible for managers with direct reports in multiple locations to monitor their team’s compliance with whatever post-Covid return to the office policy a business might have (“RTO Policy”).
Employment law changes in April 202316 March 2023
It’s that time of the year when employment law changes traditionally take effect, and this year there have been significant increases in several rates and limits. Here is our summary of the most important changes taking effect next month.
Is it time to adopt a fertility policy?16 March 2023
More and more employers are launching IVF and assisted conception policies amid calls for greater legal protection for employees undergoing fertility treatment. This article explores why fertility matters to employers, the current legal framework and the issues for employers when designing a fertility policy.