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Lewis Silkin announces launch of LS Live seminars for live events industry

23 March 2017

Top 100 UK law firm Lewis Silkin LLP has launched LS Live, a new seminar series which deals with legal issues in the live entertainment industry: from live music to theatre, experiential to sport, product launches to festivals, and exhibitions to one-off global events.

The series kicked off on 21 March with a session focused on the employment challenges for live events utilising a temporary workforce and volunteers: LS Live: Temporary workforce and volunteers. Focusing on employment status in the live arena, including the rights and management of volunteers and temporary workers, the first session took guests through the basic “language” and law, and what challenges and opportunities may be on the horizon.

Following the successful launch, the series will continue to provide guidance and training on the challenges the industry faces, while facilitating the exchange of ideas and insights between the leading lights in live events.

The next LS Live seminar will be held on 13 September and will focus on Health and Safety.

Commenting on LS Live, Lewis Silkin partner Jeremy Summers said:

“We are very excited about LS Live. We are looking to tackle the issues at the heart of the industry, offering Lewis Silkin’s expertise to businesses operating in the live arena and gathering insight from event operators and from all areas of the live industry. We know how important and valuable a forum for knowledge exchange is, and we want to bring different parts of the industry together to learn from one another and explore new ideas and solutions, along with signposting any risks and challenges ahead.

“Live music alone is worth almost £1bn to the economy, and the growth and vitality of the live industries across the spectrum should not be underestimated – we want to do our bit to support this continued success.”

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