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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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Eversheds launches fresh redundancy talks

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A&O flies bankruptcy star back to New York

The hike in restructuring work in New York has forced Allen & Overy (A&O) to relocate senior restructuring partner David Frauman after his six-year secondment in London. Frauman has returned to New York as the firm looks to globalise its restructuring expertise. A&O New York managing partner Kevin O’Shea said: “There’s a strategic dedication to […]

Dentons turnover up 6 per cent at half-year

Denton Wilde Sapte has grown turnover by six per cent for the first six months of 2008-09 to hit £78.3m. The firm made £74.1m during the same period for 2007-08, which was a 10 per cent hike on 2006-07. Chief Executive Howard Morris (pictured) said: “This is a solid result given the current level of […]

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Movember: ‘tache of the Titans – week two

Tulkinghorn and all of his male scribes are gearing up to grow moustaches for Movember, a charity scheme set up for everyday people to become 1970s legends and raise some money for prostate cancer in the process. WEEK TWO… Things are taking shape on the faces of Team Tulkinghorn. A week into their bid to […]

The US and Obama: what next?

Lawyers are welcoming a tide of new regulation when America’s president elect takes office, but what form will that regulation take? America was in party mood yesterday following the historic US presidential election victory of Senator Barack Obama. Late on Tuesday, much of the country was at an election night party which, in many cases, […]

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