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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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Issues:Election 97

The Tories have pledged to push through the sections of the Crime Sentences Bill that fell victim to the tight parliamentary schedule before the election. These include automatic minimum sentences for third-time convicted burglars. Having opened boot-camps to curb juvenile crime, they will also introduce Parental Control Orders. The manifesto states these “might include a […]

Bar Council ditches its strategy think tank

The Bar Council has disbanded a think tank that was set up four years ago to coordinate its long-term strategic thinking. Under the shake-up, the planning committee has been abolished and its functions brought under the umbrella of the Bar Council’s most senior committee, the general management committee (GMC). The planning committee was set up […]

IT skills widespread among law students

NEW research suggests almost three quarters of students starting law degrees now have some IT skills, and more than a quarter of law firms have spent £100,000 or more on IT. The paper written by Leeds University Law Faculty’s David Wall, and Jennifer Johnstone of the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, concludes that “widespread cultural […]

Punders in last gasp entry to Hong Kong

German firm Punder Volhard Weber & Axster has taken an eleventh-hour decision to open a Hong Kong office before the 1 July handover of the colony to China, following a strategic review of its international practice. The firm already has a Beijing office, which it established in 1985, and now runs it as a joint […]

French study Woolf

Cameron Markby Hewitt acted as host to a delegation of four French senators which was in the UK to study Lord Woolf’s Access to Justice report. The French are interested in Woolf’s recommendations and in alternative dispute resolution, following a similar report, Quels Moyens Pour Quelle Justice?, last year from the French Senate’s Law Commission, […]

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