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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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Nottingham-headquartered Roythornes has merged with three-partner Peterborough firm Adrian Christmas Solicitors. Roythornes specialises in property and agricultural work and has additional offices in Spalding and Newmarket. Litigation partner Phil Cookson said: “We see Peterborough as an ­important location within the eastern region. We’re determined to press on with our expansion plans, notwithstanding current market conditions.” […]

Mental wealth

Teething problems with the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 are defeating the legislation’s admirable objectives, argues Fiona Smith The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) came into force during 2007. It provides a ­rigorous environment within which the affairs of those who become mentally incapacitated are ­managed. The act aims, among other things, to […]

Kirkland faces US malpractice case

Kirkland & Ellis is being sued for malpractice by former patent client Magnetek. The move comes after the US firm lost a patent case on behalf of the electronics company. The case, which was filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, relates to a 1998 litigation between Magnetek and Ole K Nilssen, who owns […]

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Eversheds chief exec quits role for more time with the missus

Eversheds chief executive David Gray is stepping down from the post, with UK managing partner Bryan Hughes tipped to succeed him. Eversheds chief exec quits role for more time with the missus” />Eversheds chief executive David Gray is stepping down after just over five years in the post, with UK managing partner Bryan Hughes tipped […]

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