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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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Boyes forms biotech and construction teams

Reading-based firm Boyes Turner is launching specialised biotech and construction practices. Boyes Turner claims that the biotech practice, headed by new associate Kathy Minter, will be Reading’s first dedicated biotech and pharmaceuticals practice. Associate Graeme Roberts, who joined the firm from Shimizu, where he was European general counsel, will head the construction practice.

ING to force City banking firms to earn their keep

ING, the largest financial services group in the Netherlands, is setting up its first global banking panel in an attempt to cut costs. The panel will be for the investment and wholesale banking divisions of ING’s £38bn organisation.The financial giant, which last week cut 1,000 jobs, will give a handful of international firms the bulk […]

Catalyst turns to CC for pro bono after Ashursts refuses

Clifford Chance is advising venture capital firm Catalyst and homeless magazine publisher the Big Issue on setting up a £50m social fund. The magic circle firm is setting up the fund pro bono after Catalyst’s main law firm Ashurst Morris Crisp decided to charge for the work. This is the first time Catalyst has used […]

Toffoletto forges double employment merger

Two niche practices join Ius Laboris firm Toffoletto e Soci Toffoletto e Soci, the Italian member of international employment law network Ius Laboris, has merged with two niche practices. The firm will gain two new partners and three associates as a result of the deals. Aldo Bottini and Elio Cherubini have both merged their practices […]

DEAL OF THE WEEK – HSBC/HOUSEHOLD INTERNATIONAL

Cleary Gottlieb and Norton Rose get M&A boost from HSBC deal Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Norton Rose have secured themselves a strong showing in M&A tables by advising long-time client HSBC on its $14bn (£8.81bn) acquisition of Household International. The deal is the largest cross-border transaction this year and, subject to the usual […]

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