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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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Penningtons and Walker Martineau to merge

The new firm, which will come into being on 1 May, will keep the Penningtons name and Walker Martineau lawyers will be absorbed into the four existing offices in London and the south east. Penningtons’ managing partner Lesley Lintott will remain at the helm, with Richard Underwood, Walker Martineau’s managing partner, returning to full time […]

Choosing to be trained in-house

We hear a lot at the minute about the advantages for qualified solicitors of working in-house and in industry. Yet despite this clamour, rarely do you hear about the option of being a trainee solicitor in-house. This option offers all the attractions of any in-house legal position and from a trainee solicitor’s perspective, the chance […]

Quote of the week

“You don’t get many blow jobs in pension law” – Libel lawyer David “SooperHooper” Hooper, referring to the Gillian Taylforth case.

Cadwalader lawyers dress up

US firm Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft’s London office is seeking advice from fashion gurus as it introduces an all-year dress-down policy. It is following the example of its New York base, which claims to be the first Wall Street firm to allow its lawyers to dress “smart but casual” every day of the week. A […]

A timeline for undergraduates studying law at university

First year Autumn Join your student Law Society, talk to law students in the years above and attend any law firm or chambers presentations you can Spring Research and apply for as many different kinds of vacation placements/mini-pupillages as possible for the following summer Summer Don’t fail your exams Second year Autumn Attend law firm […]

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