This week’s top 15 legal briefings

With 2016 upon us many will be struggling to get back into the swing of their working day. After all, it can be hard after a week or two on holiday eating copious amounts of food and drinking too heavily. However, the festive period can be a particularly busy time for HR teams looking at staffing proposals for the year ahead.

Goodman Derrick has provided five New Year’s resolutions for recruitment teams within businesses. They include carrying out a holiday pay audit and reviewing contracts with consultants as well as with the company’s clients. Click here for more information.

Schillings explains the risks of giving children mobile devices after a seven-year-old racked up
£4,000 buying characters for a dinosaur game on his father’s iPad. The incident highlights the risks certain websites and games pose to children who are more knowledgeable then ever about technology but still have no sense of the value of money. Schillings highlights that “sticky sites”, so named because they suck young users into their digital world, are dangerous for children and the firm is working with iRights to make these websites more transparent. Click here for more information.

Bates Wells Braithwaite provides a rundown of news relating to charities and social enterprises announced over the festive period. This includes the Government’s plans to introduce fees for charity tribunal claims and the HMRC announcement that it will go fully digital by 2020. It also covers the Information Commissioner’s Office’s decision to fine The Telegraph £30,000 for urging its readers to vote Conservative at the last general election. Click here for more information.

Top five briefings by law firm

Gateley: Pretty vacant – and commercial tenants care…
Schillings: The gaming apps sticking it to the Bank of Mum and Dad
Law Superstore: Compare the legal market
PwC: The new GC: helping the CEO rebuild trust
Goodman Derrick: Top five New Year’s resolutions for recruiters

Top five briefings by practice area

Public sector: Briefing for charities & social enterprises , 6 Jan 2016: pro-Tory emails fine; religion in the UK; and more
TMT: Three top tips for avoiding the data room ditch
Banking and finance: Rogue trading – the top operational risk for banks hasn’t gone away
Litigation: First application for fast-track Competition Appeal Tribunal trial
Private client: One punch can destroy many lives

Top five briefings by region
Europe: Luxembourg newsflash 6 Jan: deposit insurance; electronic archiving; and more
US: Six recommendations on e-disclosure
Asia: Russian sanctions against Turkey extended
Offshore: Cayman: clarification on redeeming investors
UK: Pensions levy deadlines are approaching