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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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Churls will be churls

And the Toys and Prams Team Award goes to… Sullivan & Cromwell, who collectively left the floor in a massive flounce the moment they realised they hadn’t won International Law Firm of the Year at this year’s Lawyer Awards. The incident caused much sniggering among the nearby tables and even made The Times. Actually, London […]

Bloxham age case: Freshfields chiefs to give evidence

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has been accused of insufficient consultation leading up to its 2006 partners’ pension reform and forcing out its former insolvency partner Peter Bloxham, an employment tribunal heard today. Bloxham, who retired from the firm last October, is making three complaints of direct and indirect age discrimination. These arise out of last year’s […]

Shearman launches in Shanghai

New York-based Shearman & Sterling has opened an office in Shanghai, the firm’s third base in China. The Shanghai outfit will practise projects, finance, capital markets and M&A law for clients in Central and Southern China and follows the firm’s offices in Beijing and Hong Kong. The Shanghai team will be led by partner Andrew […]

Lovells, CC play key roles in German private equity deal

Lovells’ German practice has acted for longstanding private equity client Advent International in its €770m (£520m) acquisition of Permira’s majority position in discount retailer Takko. The fashion chain, which has 1,059 stores worldwide, with 836 in Germany, was bought by Advent in partnership with Takko’s management, led by its managing director Arnold Mattschull. The management […]

Mark Dawkins: Simmons & Simmons

The Lawyer’s Management Team of the Year winner and Simmons managing partner Mark Dawkins outlines his ambitious three-year strategy for the firm, starting with a £600K PEP target for next year When Mark Dawkins became managing partner of Simmons & Simmons at the beginning of 2005, the firm’s financial outlook was far from rosy. Average […]

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