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The International Comparative Legal Guide – Digital Business 2023 is now live and available to read online
Press08 June 2023
The fourth edition of ICLG – Digital Business has been produced in association with Lewis Silkin's James Gill and covers key issues in digital business laws and regulations across 15 jurisdictions.
Síobhra Rush comments for the Independent on issues surrounding the June deadline for large firms’ gender pay gap data snapshot
Press01 June 2023
Síobhra Rush of Lewis Silkin explores the issues surrounding the June deadline. Síobhra explains that small firms should consider reporting this year, and that clarity is also needed around pay calculations for part-time workers, contractors, statutory leave and employer pension contributions.
Retail under attack! Why cybersecurity is important to the sector
Press31 May 2023
Ali Vaziri writes for Retail News to outline why cyber security is vital for the retail sector. Retailers are a rich source of sensitive data, tempting to cyber criminals and it is no surprise that there have been many high-profile cyber attacks affecting retailers so far in 2023. In this article, Ali discusses protecting your reputation and relationships, credential stuffing and how to detect security incidents.
Wendy Saunders writes for City A.M. on trading in unbacked crypto assets
Press31 May 2023
Wendy Saunders of Lewis Silkin examines the recent Treasury Committee report on regulating digital assets and explores whether trading in unbacked crypto assets presents a regulatory dichotomy.
Supinder Singh Sian comments for HR Magazine on the low-skilled vacancy gap
Press24 May 2023
Supinder Singh Sian has commented in an article for HR Magazine discussing the impact of post-Brexit restrictions on hiring migrant workers.
SDR implementation: Taking the time to get it right: Wendy Saunders writes for Professional Adviser
Press15 May 2023
In October 2022, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published consultation paper CP22/20 Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) and investment labels. The consultation closed in January 2023. In this update we set out a broad overview of matters covered by the consultation, how it fits into the broader ESG regulatory landscape, where we are now and next steps.
Síobhra Rush and Sinead Likely write for Retail News and Irish Examiner on neurodiversity in the workplace
Press02 May 2023
Síobhra Rush and Sinead Likely of Lewis Silkin explore the legal and practical issues around employing people with neurodivergent conditions and how employers in the retail sector can develop a more neurodiverse workforce.
Trademark developments in the Rebecca Vardy and Coleen Rooney court case - Oliver Fairhurst writes for PRWeek
Press28 April 2023
Rebecca Vardy trade marks 'Wagatha Christie' - shrewd business or branding misstep?
Oliver Fairhurst named The Times' ‘Lawyer of the Week’ following the high-profile court case against John Lewis over a Christmas advert
Press13 April 2023
Oliver Fairhurst, a partner at Lewis Silkin, successfully defended a claim brought by author Fay Evans who claimed that fire-breathing dragon Edgar featured in the 2019 John Lewis Christmas advertisement, had copied one of her books. The High Court ruled that there was no evidence that the team from the retailer and advertising agency DDB had been aware of her work, and ordered that Evans publicise that her claim had failed.
Tom Heys comments for Bloomberg on Gender Pay Gap reporting figures
Press05 April 2023
Tom Heys has commented in an article for Bloomsburg discussing gender pay gap reporting and the most recent set of statistics published by employers.
Síobhra Rush comments on the Work Life Balance 2022 bill coming into effect in Ireland for The Irish Times
Press05 April 2023
The Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill 2022 has passed through all stages in the Dáil and has been signed into law by President Michael D Higgins, set to be in effect in weeks.
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.
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.
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'.
Holiday entitlement consultation: Lewis Silkin’s response
Press09 March 2023
We have submitted a response to the government’s consultation on calculating holiday entitlement for part-year and irregular hours workers. Whilst reform in this area would be very welcome, we note that when it comes to the detail, one size does not fit all.
‘Landmark moment’ or ‘PR exercise?’ What football thinks of new independent regulator: John Shea comments for The Athletic
Press07 March 2023
The UK government has announced plans for an independent regulator of English football aimed to better test potential new owners, ensure clubs are run sustainably and stop sides from joining breakaway leagues. John Shea provides insight into what this means for the industry.
What Sponsors can learn from the 2022 World Cup beer fiasco: JJ Shaw writes for LawInSport
Press07 March 2023
Following the 2022 World Cup beer fiasco, JJ Shaw looks at the different methods that sponsoring entities can implement in order to protect their interests.
ChatGPT, AI and journalism: Legal and ethical pitfalls explained. JJ Shaw writes for the Press Gazette
Press02 March 2023
Lawyer JJ Shaw examines the potential implications of using AI in the newsroom.
New Regulations on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions: Linda Hynes and Sinead Likely write for Retail News
Press27 February 2023
Linda Hynes and Sinead Likely of Lewis Silkin report on the key implications of new Regulations on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions that employers in the retail sector need to know.