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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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Brown Rudnick cuts three from London base

Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels has made two salaried partners and one associate redundant from its London office. The firm attributes the cuts to the technology downturn, which is one of its core areas, and it leaves the office with five partners and three associates.

A&O plans to double NY litigation

Allen & Overy (A&O) is pouring money into its New York litigation practice, which opened just two months ago, where it hopes to more than double the number of fee-earners from 10 to 25 by next spring. The department is headed by veteran trial lawyer Michael Feldberg, who joined from Schulte Roth & Zabel in […]

What a wheeze

Tulkinghorn applauds the efforts of Herbert Smith property guru David Taylor, who along with client Mark Glatman of Abstract Securities raised £100,000 for the Sick Children’s Trust after running the London Marathon last month (although ‘running’ may not be the most accurate description of Taylor’s amble over 26 miles). Tulkinghorn can reveal that young David’s […]

Chancery precision

Despite the minefield of high-profile cases the Chancery Division is involved in, it is admired across the world. Anthony Trace QC and Oliver Michell report Some incongruous images arise if one relies on Dickens’ famous satire of the suitors of the Court of Chancery for a description of the modern Chancery Division. “That most pestilent […]

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