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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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Taylor Vinters in Singapore alliance

Cambridge law firm Taylor Vinters has formed a second alliance with a Singapore law firm, in order to handle commercial and corporate transactions. The move comes shortly after the firm’s London office launch, on 1 June. The firm will work side-by-side with technology specialists Keystone Law Corporation to help its UK and US clients expand […]

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Orange, T-Mobile merger kicks off panel scramble

Telecoms giants’ ’Everything Everywhere’ tie-up puts legacy panel firms on red alert The legal teams at Orange and T-Mobile have been integrated following the merger of the two telecoms giants, to be followed by a panel review later this year. The merger, which went live on 1 July, has created a new company called Everything Everywhere, […]

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What do you do at weekends? I try to do anything but work. What was your first-ever job? During my years at law school, I home-delivered Loewe’s gifts during Christmas. What was your worst ­experience as a trainee? My first-ever trial when I was 23. I never expected a human being could sweat so much […]

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Forsters’ former corporate head Jeremy Whiteson (left) has left the firm to join West End rival Fladgate. Whiteson, who has been a partner at Forsters for nine years, join as a partner in Fladgate’s corporate practice. Move of the week He was replaced as corporate head by ­former Withers partner Craigie Pearson in April. Whiteson […]

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