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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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Pamboridis has announced that its managing partner, Yiota Kythreotou, has been appointed as a district court judge with effect as of December 2013. Kythreotou read law at Oxford University and obtained a master’s degree in private international law at Oxford Brookes. She completed her articles with Watson, Farley & Williams, London. A qualified solicitor in England […]

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Guardian Care Homes switches Cooke Young & Keidan for Wilkes Partnership in landmark Libor battle

Graiseley Investments, the company behind Guardian Care Homes, has instructed the Wilkes Partnership in place of Cooke Young & Keidan (CYK) in its landmark Libor battle with Barclays following concerns over costs. Despite succeeding in batting off an appeal from Barclays last month in which it sought to prevent Libor manipulation allegations being bought against the […]

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Exclusive: DLA Piper takes top spot in $24bn global litigation market

The world’s top 50 litigation practices generated a record $24.3bn (£14.9bn) last year, exclusive new data produced by The Lawyer for this year’s Global Litigation Top 50 report has revealed. DLA Piper has once again claimed the crown of the world’s largest litigation practice by fee income with a 7.9 per cent rise in total […]

Stamps on the passport

Osborne Clarke is about to open another European base, this time in Amsterdam. It adds to its recent investments into its Paris and Brussels offices and confirms the trend that mid-sized UK law firms cannot afford to ignore the Continent. Osborne Clarke to set up shop in Amsterdam Osborne Clarke beefs up offices in Paris and […]

Autumn Statement 2013: tax summary

By Niall Murphy and Tom Wilde Chancellor George Osborne has delivered his Autumn Statement 2013. The following is a summary of the main tax points of interest with draft legislation enacting the proposed changes to be published on 10 December 2013. Corporation tax: as previously announced, the main rate for corporation tax will fall from […]

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