Industry Events

The Brexit Breakfast – what are the legal implications for businesses?    

Date: Tuesday 7 June 2016
Time: 9:00am - 10:30am (registration from 8:30am)
Location: etc venues Monument, 8 Eastcheap, London EC3M 1AE
Price: Free
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    On 23 June 2016, the UK will vote on whether to stay in the EU. A significant proportion of the law regulating UK business comes from Europe, while the free movement of persons facilitates UK employers recruiting workers from other member states. Given the EU’s considerable influence on British business and workplace regulation, what are the likely legal consequences of a vote in favour of Brexit?
Four of our own experts at Lewis Silkin will take a look at the legal implications of a Brexit in the areas of employment, immigration, intellectual property and data protection.
Will the UK repeal key employment laws on working time and discrimination? Will recruitment of overseas workers become easier or harder for employers? Will I need to register new UK trade marks, designs and patents where I've been relying on EU-wide registrations to date? And will the headache of data protection compliance go away? Our breakfast briefing will consider these and other similar issues, including plenty of time for questions and debate.    

 Speakers include:    
James Davies, Partner
Nathalie Moreno, Partner
Andrew Osborne, Partner
Jo Farmer, Partner

Registration for the breakfast will be from 8:30am and will start at 9:00am. The event will end at 10:30am. You can view a map to the venue here.

If you would like to attend you can register now at . Places are limited so please book early. 
We look forward to seeing you on the 7 June.



Changing Face of Influence

Date: Thursday 9 June 
Time: 08:30 - 10:30 
Venue: Hotwire, 69 Wilson Street, London, EC2A 2BB
We’ll be sharing the latest evidence from our global influence study with Vanson Bourne, Changing Face of Influence, which explores what senior marketing and technology decision makers turn to when they’re making their purchasing decisions. 
The panel will consist of influencers from across the B2B and media spaces who will discuss and debate whether column inches still count or if we have truly entered the Facebook era.
If it's of interest you can find out more here - - and register here -
Hope to see you there.



The PRofessionals

Scotland’s first festival for public relations

June 16th - 17th 2016

The PRofessionals is a two-day public relations festival designed by Laura Sutherland, Chief at Scottish-based firm Aura PR. The inaugural event, which takes place ahead of the Edinburgh festivals, also coincides with two major international PR events; AMEC’s International Summit in London and Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
The festival will celebrate achievements and also allow practitioners to hear, discuss and ‘hack’ PR challenges and collaborate to help develop professional skills and the industry as a whole. Read the line-up for further details.

The event was informed by a Scottish survey distributed on social media, feedback from CommsCamp2015 and Future of PR Conference 2015. Laura also worked with a PR community which developed out of the survey respondents.

To register for tickets to the event, please click here, and to learn more about the events itself, please click here.


The attraction and retention of talent continues to be at the heart of every media business. As agencies respond to digital development by choosing either to diversify their offering or to sharpen their focus on one key specialism, pressure to secure the best from a seemingly contracting pool of talent has never been so high. With the exposure of certain skill gaps leading to increased competitiveness for talent, the question is: how can you set yourself apart as an employer?
In this seminar, Ian Graham will provide an overview of the different financial incentives that can be utilised, reviewing both their commerciality and their measurability. Main focuses will include:
  • Segmentation by employee
  • Structured bonuses
  • Equity incentives
Meanwhile, Mike Hayes will discuss the tax considerations connected to these schemes, also providing details of tax-efficient structuring that effectively offset corporation and income taxes.
Ian and Mike will be joined by Dinah Regan of Kingston Smith HR Consultancy, who will analyse the results of our recent employee benefits survey, whilst also looking at:
  • The benefits most effective in motivating and engaging staff
  • How to set a benefits strategy
  • The expectations of prospective candidates
  • How to get the competitive edge in the recruitment process

Date: Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Time: 5.30pm registration, 6pm start. Ends 7.15pm, followed by drinks and canapés 

Speakers: Ian Graham - Partner - Kingston Smith; Mike Hayes - Partner - Kingston Smith; Dinah Regan - Senior Consultant – Kingston Smith HR Consultancy

Venue: Kingston Smith, Charlotte Building, 17 Gresse Street, London W1T 1QL
To book email Becky on

Best wishes,

Mandy Merron
Kingston Smith 
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