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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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Ozannes star defects to Ogier & Le Masurier

Partner William Simpson has taken the unusual step of jumping from Guernsey firm Ozannes into the arms of rival Ogier & Le Masurier. Such a step by a high-profile lawyer is believed to be the first of its kind and has been met with surprise within commercial legal circles in the Channel Islands.Simpson will join […]

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As a result of the horrific events of 11 Sept-ember, the global political landscape changed within the course of 24 hours Things in Northern Ireland regarding old political certainties, however, move at an altogether slower rate. While the world waits to see how the picture will look after the dust settles, the pace of political […]

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Clifford Chance has advised UBS Warburg on a huge exchangeable bonds issue for Russia’s second-largest oil company Yukos.The firm’s London, Moscow and New York offices were all involved in the $310m (£218.1m) issue of UBS bonds exchangeable into shares of Yukos.The deal was led by London capital markets partner Tim Morris, whose relationship with UBS […]

Bianca Jagger in pro bono appeal

Human rights campaigner Bianca Jagger told The Lawyer last week that it is crucial for corporate law firms to become more involved in pro bono human rights work.

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