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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

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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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The social worker

LeBoeuf’s James Johnson loves the London life but after six years he is looking forward to returning to New York, despite the different working style Stepping into James Johnson’s office at LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae is like stepping into a New York lawyer’s office as you would imagine it to have been about 50 […]

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Weil Gotshal & Manges advised the sponsors when a group of investors including Nabisco, Cinven, Paribas Affaires Industrielles and DE Capital Partners bought United Biscuits for £1.3bn in April last year. So it was natural that the New York law firm advised United Biscuits on its bond offer and unsurprising that it will now continue […]

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Shearman & Sterling is expanding its international white collar crime practice by taking on Connecticut’s top federal prosecutor for the New York office. Stephen Robinson will become a partner in the litigation group, specialising in white collar criminal defence work and client-related internal investigations. Before becoming a US attorney, Robinson was chief compliance officer at […]

Expansys

Halliwell Landau has acted for Manchester-based Expansys since it was founded in July 1998 and is its main legal adviser. The technology company’s acquisition of internet retailer 21store.com for around £250,000 is characteristic of the consolidation underway in the sector. Expansys already had a competing retail operation and is keen to add the recognised brand […]

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