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Business and HR professionals must avoid getting things wrong when they are right

By Nick McEwen The coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic crisis has brought with it the inevitable consequence of high levels of redundancies as organisation after organisation struggles to survive in the current economic climate. When a business finds itself in the unenviable position of having to make some of their employees redundant, HR professionals […]

Brexit: The final countdown to secure your workforce

By Tijen Ahmet In just 11 weeks, the UK is set to leave the EU, meaning now is the time for businesses to make any final preparations. On 31 December 2020, free movement will come to an end: a cause for concern for sectors such as construction, hospitality and leisure that rely on EU migrant […]

Why metadata matters

Metadata is data that summarizes other data. Every file saved on a computer includes some basic information about the file, enabling the computer’s operating system to be able to deal with it. The application in use (e.g., Microsoft Word) creates this behind-the-scenes information describing the information contained on a webpage, email, document, or electronic file. […]

How the use of AI in HR technology is transforming the employee experience

By Chris Shenton MSc We at Weekly10 were recently fortunate enough to be able to take part in Wales Tech Week, where our CEO Andy and I gave a talk on the ways in which AI is shaping the future of HR. This includes how we ourselves use machine-learning to provide richer employee engagement and predictive […]

Developers – Are you prepared for a rise in green litigation?

By Alison Ogley, Emma Conwell, David Monteith For environmental activists, conventional campaigning continues, but increasingly it is litigation spearheaded by activists which hits the headlines. Recently even celebrities have been getting in on the act, with Feargus Sharkey, frontman of The Undertones, poised to file a judicial review on the Government’s policies in relation river […]

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Law Soc’s Thomas passes reform torch to members

A MORE responsive and efficient Law Society is the legacy the new Banking Ombudsman David Thomas hopes he will leave behind when he departs Chancery Lane to take up his new post. Thomas, a senior member of the Law Society Council and chair of Liverpool firm Lees Lloyd, takes over from Laurence Shurman as Banking […]

No apology ever offered

Your 11 June report of the conclusion of the libel action brought by Liz Davies against the Financial Times incorrectly stated the paper had offered a public apology. The paper made a small payment into court without admission of liability. It did not participate in the subsequent statement in open court nor did it offer […]

Shaping up for the future

With many highly regarded juniors having taken silk in recent years, opinion among leading solicitors is divided over whether or not there is a shortage of outstanding juniors. However, the consensus is that, given time, the next wave of juniors will soon make its mark. Adrian Whitfield QC’s set at 3 Serjeants’ Inn has a […]

City solicitors open up in Piraeus and Milan

Two international law firms have announced plans to open new offices in Europe. Stephenson Harwood intends to open an office in Piraeus, Greece, and Freshfields one in Milan, Italy. Stephensons’ office, when it opens in October, will be headed by newly-appointed Greek-speaking shipping partner Nigel Bowen-Morris. Bowen-Morris comes from the Piraeus office of Watson, Farley […]

Lovells backs friendly society in ground-breaking Frizell takeover

Lovell White Durrant advised the UK’s largest friendly society, Liverpool Victoria, on its recent acquisition from Marsh & McLennan of financial services company Frizell Group for about £190 million. Frizell is the UK’s largest provider of financial services products to members of public sector bodies. Freshfields advised on the sale of Frizell on behalf of […]

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