Ofcom finds premium rate telephony competition in breach

June 4, 2019

Ofcom found a controlled premium rate telephony service competition in breach of Rule 9.27 of the Ofcom Broadcasting Code since the service was not sufficiently derived from the programmes it was being promoted from. Business impact Broadcasters who wish to promote products or services (including controlled premium rate telephony services) should be aware that, in… Read more »

Reputation Update: Serafin v Malkiewicz & Others

May 31, 2019

On 17 May 2019, the Court of Appeal handed down a judgment in which the decision of the court at first instance has been reversed. The appeal was brought by Polish businessman Jan Serafin following the dismissal of his claim for libel in respect of an article which he asserted made 14 defamatory allegations against… Read more »


May 14, 2019

Welcome to the Spring Employment Newsletter May 2019. In this edition we look at: EMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION CHANGES SUSPENSION PENDING INVESTIGATION: A BREACH OF TRUST AND CONFIDENCE? SHOULD HOLIDAY PAY INCLUDE OVERTIME PAYMENTS? _________________________ If you would like to discuss any of the points raised, please get in touch with a member of the Employment department:… Read more »

Simkins LLP Partner Appointment

May 1, 2019

Simkins LLP is delighted to announce the appointment of Ed Weidman as a partner with effect from today, 1 May 2019. Ed is a commercial lawyer specialising in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts and advising on the exploitation and protection of intellectual property rights. Ed’s areas of expertise include entertainment (including music, live events, publishing,… Read more »