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By Darran Brennan The World Economic Forum has defined Artificial Intelligence (AI) as an element of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) and something which will change our world and workplaces. This is similar to the changes envisaged during the previous industrial revolutions (let’s not forget the fears of the Luddites) but what is different now […]

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In the second half of 2015 Vodafone began to review the workflow of its property legal team. The impetus behind the move was to get away from the in-house team’s immersion in every part of the property process, allied to a requirement across the business for greater efficiency, visibility of risk and digitisation. The Vodafone […]

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By Andrew Mills Facebook is set to be fined £500,000, the maximum amount possible, for two breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998). Due of the timing of the breaches, the ICO was unable to levy the fines introduced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which caps fines at the higher level of 20m […]

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National minimum wage and ‘sleep-in’ shifts

By Connie Cliff and Martin Chitty Treatment of “sleep­-in” shifts for national minimum wage (NMW) purposes is an area that can often cause confusion. Where a worker is required to work a number of sleep­in night shifts at the employer’s premises, and be available in case of an emergency, does the full night shift constitute ‘working’ […]

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Theodore Goddard’s head of its commercial law group has become a partner. Lesley Hall joined the firm from Berwin Leighton in January while associate Claire Shepherd, formally of Linklaters & Alliance and head of the environmental law group at Theodore Goddard, has also been promoted to partner level. McKee Nelson Ernst & Young, the new […]

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Browne Jacobson’s former senior partner, Neville Radcliffe, has joined 36-partner Nottingham firm, Nelsons as a partner. A personal injury specialist, Radcliffe spent nearly 40 years with Browne Jacobson and became senior partner in 1990. He resigned and joined Flint Bishop & Barnett in Derby in 1995. Since qualifying, he has worked solely in the litigation […]

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A Lord Chancellor’s Department-run agency which handles billions of pounds for mentally incapacitated people may be broken up following a damning report by independent investigators. Senior civil servant, Ann Chant, who headed the quinquennial review, says the Public Trust Office has not come up to scratch in terms of efficiency and performance in client services […]

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