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AI, used correctly, can help solve some of our most pressing employment law issues

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 […]

How Vodafone reviewed its legal team’s workflow

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 […]

Facebook: you have a £500,000 fine from the Information Commissioner’s Office

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 […]

30 years on, the role of semi-contentious practitioners is growing

By Gavin Ferguson and Alice Bricogne In this Q&A Advocate Gavin Ferguson and senior associate Alice Bricogne explain how changes in the industry since the trusts boom in the 1980s and early 1990s have led to the blurring of the lines between contentious and non-contentious practitioners…

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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Staying with guitars, it was over to Lovells on Wednesday (10 May) for its annual press shindig. The firm may not be firing on all cylinders at the moment – the long-awaited private equity star replacement for Marco Compagnoni has yet to surface for a start – but at least it can point to its […]

Paralegal qualification gets go-ahead from Government

The Government has approved the first professional qualification specifically for paralegals. The Government has approved the first professional qualification specifically for paralegals. The new BTEC in Legal Work, developed by the Institute of Paralegals, will be launched in schools and further education colleges in September. It will also be available as a distance learning course from […]

OC reshuffles management and Rendell gets London job

Osbourne Clarke has placed IT partner Simon Rendell in charge of its London office, after former head Tim Birt was elected senior partner. As part of the management reshuffle, Paul Gardner replaces Rendell as head of the firm’s commercial practice group. Gardner is a specialist in the video games and interactive entertainment industry. Simon Beswick, […]

Capital G hire kicks off Conyers revamp

Offshore law firm Conyers Dill & Pearman has reorganised its management structure following the appointment of a new chief executive. Offshore law firm Conyers Dill & Pearman has reorganised its management structure following the appointment of a new chief executive. Sarah Farrington joins the Bermuda-headquartered firm from Capital G bank, where she served as president and chief […]

DWS adds Mauritian firm to Africa alliance

Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) has added a law firm in Mauritius to its Africa alliance as it looks to capitalise on the jurisdiction’s burgeoning reputation as an offshore destination for African companies. Mauritian firm BLC Chambers is DWS’s latest ally in the region, but it is looking to expand further. Head of the Africa group […]

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