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What the appointment of new housing minister Stuart Andrew means for planning. Sara Hanrahan comments for Planning Magazine
Press22 February 2022
The move from the whip’s office to the housing portfolio with its in-tray full of reforms, could offer a steep learning curve for the new minister whose main contribution to planning debates so far has been objections to greenfield development in West Yorkshire.
Gender pay gap at Ryanair widens to almost 68pc despite increase in female pilots: Síobhra Rush comments for The Irish Independent
Press21 February 2022
Ryanair’s gender pay gap has widened despite a surge in applications by women for pilot jobs.
A Guide To How Trade Marks Work In Formula One. Nicholas Buckland and Ella Nawaro write for LawInSport
Press21 February 2022
In the UK, a trade mark can be protected if it is capable of distinguishing the specific goods/services covered from those of third parties, and if the mark itself can be represented on the register in a clear in precise manner. But what does this mean in practice, and what are the implications for motorsport?
Data trends to watch for the retail, hospitality and leisure sector. Bryony Long writes for The Retailer Magazine
Press11 February 2022
It has been a busy year for data privacy with significant regulatory action and interesting developments relevant to the luxury and retail industry.
James Davies comments on how employment law is not ready for the Metaverse in the International Employment Lawyer
Press04 February 2022
After a two-year-long global pandemic, most of us will now consider ourselves expert – or at least proficient – in using remote working tools, such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams. These tools have been invaluable to communicate with colleagues around the globe, but they may soon be rendered obsolete by Big Tech.
Nick Allan comments for the BBC: Wordle code could be copied to play for seven years
Press03 February 2022
The code that powers the website of the viral puzzle game Wordle can be copied and saved to continue playing it for the next seven years, it has been revealed.
Where’s the regulator in Stormont’s proposed gambling reforms? Rory Campbell comments for BBC's The Nolan Show
Press02 February 2022
Where’s the regulator in Stormont’s proposed gambling reforms? Legal experts Rory Campbell discusses.
Ali Vaziri writes for PDP Journals: Single-factor authentication: now a CISA ‘bad practice’
Press01 February 2022
Ali Vaziri has written an article for PDP Journals discussing the effects of a US agency’s recent categorisation regarding Single Factor Authentication.
Taboo around menopause ‘starting to wane’: Lisa Dafydd writes for Reward Strategy
Press31 January 2022
Lisa Dafydd, associate in Lewis Silkin’s employment, immigration and reward team, explains why the menopause should be a protected characteristic in itself.
Data Protection Day – Top 5 Data Protection Issues: Bryony Long comments for TechRound
Press28 January 2022
Technology continues to present a growling engine of change, yet with this change comes some specific challenges.
Some assembly required to follow IKEA’s sick pay cut for unjabbed staff: Laura Farnsworth comments for International Employment Lawyer
Press21 January 2022
As more and more global employers consider penalising workers who refuse covid vaccinations, it has been reported that flat-pack furniture giant IKEA has cut sick pay for unvaccinated UK staff required to self-isolate following exposure to the virus. Employment Partner, Laura Farnsworth comments on issues employers considering going down this route should take into account.
ASA clampdown on influencers: Geraint Lloyd-Taylor comments for Campaign
Press20 January 2022
ASA clampdown on influencers will de-monetise those who fall foul.
The gender pay gap and the right to switch off: Síobhra Rush speaks to RTE Radio 1
Press12 January 2022
Siobhra Rush discusses the legal challenges faced by employers as a result of the gender pay gap and the right to switch off from work.
UK Music To Host Music Industry Seminar On Gender & Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting
Press12 January 2022
Ahead of the Government’s April 4 deadline for gender pay gap reporting for companies with over 250 employees, the seminar will look at what gender and ethnicity pay gap reporting is and what it means for music industry businesses.
The Football Association v Marc Bola
Press07 January 2022
John Shea and Christina Michalos QC of 5RB Chambers successfully represented Middlesbrough player Marc Bola in regulatory proceedings brought against the player for aggravated misconduct relating to a tweet posted several years ago when the player was only 14 years old.
National firm’s subscription service “will change the way we work”: David Willbe comments for Legal Futures
Press21 December 2021
National law firm BLM launched a subscription service for commercial work this week which it describes as “a long-term project which will change the way we work”.
Should companies be recording their employees’ vaccination status and test results? Ben Favaro comments for People Management
Press17 December 2021
Following a People Management Insight webinar on the topic, hosted in partnership with ELMO UK, the software provider's CEO Adam Reynolds explores the legality of collecting workers' Covid-related data.
Boutique hotel trends for 2022: What’s next for the sector? Anthony van Hoffen and Katie Thomas write for Boutique Hotelier
Press09 December 2021
The impact of Covid-19 on the luxury hotel sector has, arguably, been felt stronger than in any other single area of the economy. The sector has been faced with an unparalleled fight for survival – with most hotels having to close their doors to customers for considerable amounts of time throughout the last year and a half.
Phoenix Rising: Key Trends for the Hotel Sector in 2022. Anthony van Hoffen and Katie Thomas write for Caterer, Licensee & Hotelier News
Press07 December 2021
The impact of the pandemic on the hotel and leisure sector was, arguably, felt stronger than in any other single area of the economy. With no ability to pivot their business to ‘online’, and no prospect that ‘working from home’ might provide a temporary solution, the sector was faced with an unprecedented fight for survival.
What Gove's appearance in front of MPs tells us about his priorities for changing the planning system: Sara Hanrahan comments for Planning Magazine
Press22 November 2021
The housing secretary revealed his latest thinking on planning changes when he appeared before MPs last week, including giving communities a greater say over new development and examining the impact of permitted development.