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DWF employment chief moves over to Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke has added two new partners to its City employment team, including DWF’s national head of employment Andrew Chamberlain. Chamberlain joined DWF in 2014 after nearly two decades at Addleshaw Goddard. In his practice, he advises FTSE 100 employers on processes such as services agreements and termination. He also covers employment nuances in M&A […]

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Deliveroo calls on 11KBW in human rights case

Less than a week after the landmark Pimlico Plumbers ruling, online food delivery company Deliveroo has turned to Lewis Silkin and 11KBW to defend it after a High Court judge gave the go-ahead for a judicial review. On Friday Mrs Justice Simler overturned a previous High Court decision and granted permission for the Independent Workers […]

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Mishcon felled by four-lawyer firm in landmark Pimlico Plumbers case

In a David and Goliath battle, Mishcon de Reya client Pimlico Plumbers has lost its final appeal against a former employee in a long-running feud over workers’ rights. The five judges unanimously agreed that claimant Gary Smith was a Pimlico Plumbers employee during his time working for the company and not, as Pimlico Plumbers was […]

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The speed read: what you need to know about the market this week

When Wayne Rooney landed at Manchester United in 2004, the story went that it wasn’t because Sir Alex Ferguson needed another striker, but because Newcastle had put in a bid for the young Evertonian and he couldn’t countenance seeing such an exciting talent anywhere else. That brings us to this week’s news that former SFO […]

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What is digital transformation worth in the legal industry?

Addleshaw Goddard uses the HighQ platform to improve productivity, security and add value to its client services. After deploying HighQ AG saw improvements in efficiency, risk management, client engagement and brand visibility across all areas of the company. Clients of Addleshaw Goddard also benefit from a contract management solution the firm developed with the HighQ […]

Starting Point Employment Law Guide – Jersey Update – September 2018

By Siobhan Riley, Huw Thomas, Tarina Le Boutillier Whilst in the UK changes to employment legislation generally happen in April, major changes to Jersey employment law have in recent years occurred in September. September 2018 is no exception and will arguably be the busiest September for Jersey HR professionals for some years. There is a raft of changes […]

Women on Boards – As they progress, businesses thrive

By Susana Almeida Lopes Women represent 50% of the working population and are as much or more educated and qualified as men are. However, the problem of gender diversity (or lack of it), especially in top positions in organisations, is a persistent societal problem, and there are (many) studies that, if concrete measures are not taken, […]

New EU directive – How will it affect family-related leave in Hungary?

By Daniel Gera, Dorottya Gindl Gender equality may be a core EU principle, but it will not become a reality without effective legal action. To meet the EU objective of reaching a 75% employment rate for both men and women by 2020, the European Commission aims to change the existing legal framework. Thus, the European […]

Case Study: How Appleby Hope & Matthews improved productivity with ALB

By Norman Turvey Appleby Hope & Matthews had been AlphaLaw users for many years, and had reached the limits of being able to take the software any further. In order to maximise efficiencies and ensure their software would be able to meet their needs in the future, the decision was taken to review their current system […]

Sexual harassment in the workplace and NDAs

By Anna Fletcher, Siobhan Bishop This podcast focuses on some of the issues and risks surrounding sexual harassment in the workplace, especially in light of publicity around allegations of sexual harassment by senior individuals, recent social media campaigns and non-disclosure agreements (NDAs). All of this comes at a time when there is an increased scrutiny in other […]

6 tips for efficient law firm billing

Billing is the last step in your client’s journey with your firm, and by making it as pleasant as possible, you’ll pave the way for good reviews, a strong reputation, and maybe even a few referrals. Plus, building an effective billing process means you and your staff will spend less time on repetitive, non-billable processes […]

Opportunity for employees and residents to become co-owners of Brabant hospital

By Martin Schoonewille, Frank Leijdesdorff, Leon Engelen The hospital Bernhoven in Uden and Oss gives employees the opportunity to buy bonds and thereby indirectly become ‘co-owners’ of the hospital. From 2019 local residents can also obtain bonds. The hospital hopes to increase the involvement of staff and patients, according to the press release. The hospital has a bank loan […]

Flexible working policies- An insight

By Michael Briggs Working Families is the UK’s leading work-life balance organisation. It helps working parents and carers and their employers find a better balance between responsibilities at home and work. Each year, National Work Life Week takes place to highlight the need for both employers and employees to focus on well-being at work and work-life […]

Impact of Brexit on new automotive technology in UK

By Matt Hervey This short guide highlights key areas requiring action by companies in the UK’s automotive sector involved in the development of new technology. These include: access to funding (Horizon 2020; the European Investment Bank (EIB); the impact of Brexit on original equipment manufacturer (OEM) investments; financial sector contraction; and potential areas of government […]

Liability for intentional torts by workers

By Mark Josselyn Earlier this year the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (“HRTO”) found that a corporate respondent was liable for the violations of the Ontario Human Rights Code perpetrated upon the applicant by the personal respondent in the course of his employment, relying upon the analysis of the Supreme Court of Canada in Robichaud v. […]

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