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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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Mourant expands trust outfit

The trust company linked to Jersey law firm Mourant du Feu & Jeune is boosting its share plan administration business with a major acquisition in Croydon. Mourant & Co is taking over the share plan administration business of William M Mercer in the UK, and will become one of the biggest such businesses in Britain. […]

Ford Credit links up with Lovells for Prince's Trust pro bono work

Ford Credit is setting up a pro bono initiative with the Prince’s Trust, becoming, it is believed, only the third in-house legal department to provide free legal advice. The five-strong legal team is working with Lovells, particularly Yasmin Waljee, a full-time pro bono coordinator at the firm, to provide general advice to young people who […]

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Interactive entertainment software company Warthog is admitted to AIM with a capitalisation of £18m and proceeds of £5m. Warthog advised by Halliwell Landau (Nigel Brown). Anite Group acquires Calculus Solutions, a provider of customer care and billing software solutions to telecoms companies, for a maximum of £50m, dependant on Calculus meeting profit targets. Anite advised […]

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