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Welcome to our October Ewire

We like to keep you up to date with ideas and information that will help you gain the maximum advantage from working with us.

Our Ewires will be sent to you regularly to keep you in touch with the latest legal news and we hope you will find these bulletins interesting.

In this edition, we examine how brands are looking to protect their store layouts, while we look at how to enforce foreign arbitral awards in England and Wales.

We also hear from Jonathan Silverman on BBC Watchdog talking about the difficulties of product recall, while we examine recent employment news including the potential scrapping of solicitors’ CPD and unlimited holidays.

Furthermore we look at recent pensions news, we consider a recent High Court ruling given greater protection to brand owners, while we examine the rise in adoptions in the UK.

In addition we hear from Silverman Sherliker clients Spencerfield Spirits who were recently interviewed by the BBC, and conclude with The Shoreditch Partnership LLP examining the use of multi-vendor outsourcing in technology.

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Store wars: retailers turning to the law to protect shop layouts

Retailing in the UK is changing at an ever faster pace and clients involved in the sector are prepared to spend significant sums on fit out costs to achieve a distinctive look which they will be keen to protect. Jonathan Silverman and Tristan Sherliker consider how retailers are turning to the law to protect their investments in developing recognisable environmental experiences.

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Enforcing foreign arbitral awards in England and Wales

John Abbott, head of Dispute Resolution at Silverman Sherliker LLP considers how an arbitration award given by a tribunal in another jurisdiction may be enforced against assets held in England and Wales.

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Product recalls a balancing act

Commercial Law Partner Jonathan TR Silverman recently appeared on BBC’s Watchdog programme to discuss the difficult issue of product recall and the risk of brand damage.

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Will scrapping CPD requirement reduce the quality of lawyers?

Partner and head of employment Nicholas Lakeland discusses a pledge by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to scrap the requirement for solicitors to complete 16 hours of continuing professional development (CPD).

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Employment trends - unlimited holidays

Employment analysis: Could unlimited holidays increase employee productivity? Nicholas Lakeland, partner and head of the employment law team at Silverman Sherliker LLP, considers the pros and cons of more flexible holiday options.

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Pensions in the news

Silverman Sherliker’s specialist Pensions Partner Jennie Kreser took to the airwaves recently on BBC Radio Sussex to discuss the latest developments in pensions rules.

Listen to the article here:

http://goo.gl/2dMyFL

High Court rules in favour of brand owners to thwart counterfeiters

Director of Brands Robert MacGinn considers a recent High Court ruling giving brand owners greater protection against counterfeiters.

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Every child has a right to a family - "Children of all ages need a loving permanent home”

Intern Sophia Reghu examines the recent increase in the number of adoptions in the UK. David Cameron – a man of his word?

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Edinburgh Gin at forefront of the cocktail revolution

Scotland may be best known for its whisky industry, but this week on Business Scotland Laura MacIver investigates its growing craft gin production. Seventy per cent of the gin made in the UK is produced in Scotland and a cocktail culture has led to a growth in boutique gin. Laura talks to the master distillers and craft gin producers who are responsible for the burgeoning industry.

Alex and Jane Nicol, of Silverman Sherliker clients Spencerfield Spirits, were recently interviewed on BBC radio, and explain how their successful Edinburgh Gin brand is helping to grow the fashionable cocktail market (9 minutes in)…

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/scotland/scotbiz/scotbiz_20141019-1100a.mp3

Attention business start-ups: new one-stop shop supports tech businesses looking for investment

The Shoreditch Partnership LLP discovers that a number of tools are available to ensure the experience of multi-vendor outsourcing in technology does not leave a bitter taste in the mouth.

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What’s on your Mind?

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