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BatesCast: symbols, slogans and intellectual property in campaigns

BatesCast: symbols, slogans and intellectual property in campaigns

July 24, 2020

When it comes to campaigning on social justice issues, symbols and flags have always played a key role in spreading the message and raising awareness. The CND peace symbol, the rainbow flag, and the Extinction Rebellion logo are all widely recognised around the world.  Today we’re looking at some of the interesting legal issues that can crop up around ownership of these images – and to what extent it’s helpful for creators to protect their IP.

BatesCast: managing the return to work

BatesCast: managing the return to work

July 3, 2020

As lockdown eases and more companies gradually return to work, head of Employment Lucy McLynn shares her views on the key issues for employers. 

In this episode, we talk about redundancy, restructuring and reputation management. We also look at how working from home had reshaped the new normal, as well as looking ahead to what the next 12 months hold. 

 

BatesCast: an employer’s guide to immigration today

BatesCast: an employer’s guide to immigration today

June 17, 2020

Following on from the last episode, we’re staying on the theme of immigration, this time considering the main issues for employers in this period of global uncertainty.

Chetal Patel, partner in our Immigration team, joins us today to shed some light on the new quarantine rules. We’ll also be talking through right to work checks, Home Office guidance on furlough, issues for sponsor licence holders, remote working, and more. Finally, we look ahead to the new points-based system.  

BatesCast is a new podcast series delving into all things legal relating to the new normal. Over the coming weeks we’ll be providing other bite-sized legal insights intended to help you understand and navigate a way through this difficult period.

Bates Cast: UK immigration in the new normal

Bates Cast: UK immigration in the new normal

May 29, 2020

Navigating the UK immigration system can be a challenge in ordinary times. In the current climate, with many processes suspended and further changes on the horizon, Tim Barnden (head of our Immigration team) has been advising clients on managing in the new normal.

In today’s episode, we discuss government concessions, continuing appeals, and the challenges faced by people stuck abroad or in the UK. Tim also looks ahead to some big issues on the horizon, as freedom of movement is set to come to an end.

BatesCast is a new podcast series delving into all things legal relating to the new normal. Over the coming weeks we’ll be providing other bite-sized legal insights intended to help you understand and navigate a way through this difficult period.

BatesCast - what next for charity fundraising?

BatesCast - what next for charity fundraising?

May 18, 2020

Charity fundraisers around the country are urgently dealing with unprecedented challenges. In the face of extreme financial pressure on charities, what is happening to fundraising, and how can practices be adapted? In this podcast, we speak to Lawrie Simanowitz, a partner in Bates Wells’ Charity and Social Enterprise team, along with special guest Dan Fluskey. Dan is head of policy and external affairs at the Institute of Fundraising.

Lawrie and Dan share what they’ve been hearing from heads of fundraising across the sector and look ahead to what an ease in lockdown could mean in the medium and long term. In just 16 minutes we discuss important themes including:

  • commercial partnerships
  • lotteries,
  • contracts, and
  • key tips and advice for fundraising professionals.

BatesCast is a new podcast series delving into all things legal relating to the new normal. Over the coming weeks we’ll be providing other bite-sized legal insights intended to help you understand and navigate a way through this difficult period.

BatesCast: Coronavirus and the UK Real Estate Market

BatesCast: Coronavirus and the UK Real Estate Market

April 30, 2020

With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continuing to cause unprecedented disruption for organisations across a range of sectors, our latest edition to the BatesCast podcast series sees us sit down with Karli Hiscock and William Scott in our Real Estate department to discuss what the impact the pandemic and the Coronavirus Act might have on the real estate market in the UK.

In the episode, Karli and Will discuss what the pandemic could mean for landlords, tenants and occupiers of property, and how collaboration can mutually help everyone to move forward. We explore what the next few months might look like in the world of real estate, touching on the possibility of slower transactions with extended timelines and how peoples' spacial requirements might look very different in the future. 

BatesCast is a new series of podcasts delving into all things legal relating to the coronavirus pandemic. Over the coming weeks we’ll be providing bite-sized legal insights which can help you to understand and navigate a way through this difficult period. Our Real Estate team will be appearing in future podcasts, so stay tuned!

BatesCast: contractual obligations, force majeure and frustration

BatesCast: contractual obligations, force majeure and frustration

April 15, 2020

With the ongoing pandemic causing unprecedented disruption for organisations across a range of sectors, force majeure clauses in contracts are suddenly front of mind for organisations grappling with their contractual obligations.

In the first episode of BatesCast, Bates Wells’ newly-launched podcast, Mindy Jhittay, Senior Associate in our Dispute Resolution team, talks about the impact our current lock-down is having on contracts. Do you still have to do what you agreed before anyone had heard of COVID-19?

Mindy provides practical tips listeners can use when applying the force majeure clauses in their contracts, and also explains the doctrine of frustration, which might help when there is no force majeure clause to rely on. You can find out more on our coronavirus hub here.

BatesCast is a new series of podcasts delving into all things legal relating to the coronavirus pandemic. Over the coming weeks we’ll be providing bite-sized legal insights which can help you to understand and navigate a way through this difficult period.

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