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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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Follett Stock managing partner accused of bullying female solicitor

The managing partner of Follett Stock has been accused of bullying a female lawyer, an employment tribunal has heard. According to reports in the national press, Chris Lingard is accused of sacking solicitor Kate Baker from the firm because of her gender after she started a relationship. Baker has filed claims of sexual harassment, sexual […]

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Trio of London partners in dozen Dechert promotions

US firm Dechert has made up 12 lawyers to its partnership, including three in its London office. The promotions round is significantly bigger than that of 2012, when seven lawyers were made up and none in the City. New partners for 2013 including London-based financial services lawyers Abigail Bell and Christopher Gardner as well as […]

Birmingham Law Centre appeals to council in survival battle

Birmingham Law Centre has turned to Birmingham City Council as it fights for its future, warning that without local support it could close. The law centre is one of only a handful in the country that receives no local authority funding. It has launched an appeal for council support, saying that in the wake of […]

Tiger eyes reform

Singapore’s legal leaders outline 2013 initiatives to further liberalise the market Last Friday (4 January), the judicial and legal professions in Singapore celebrated the Opening of the Legal Year 2013. During the ceremony, Singapore Attorney General Steven Chong, Law Society president Lok Vi Ming and the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon delivered important speeches. All three […]

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Paul Hastings picks up former Dewey partner for Italian energy push

US firm Paul Hastings is set to hire former Dewey & LeBoeuf Italian energy star Lorenzo Parola in a boost for the firm’s corporate energy practice. Parola, who is currently a partner at Grimaldi Studio Legale, the firm set up by the bulk of Dewey’s Italian offices, will join Paul Hastings in Milan in the […]

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