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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 […]


Property update — January 2014: planning update

This briefing dicusses two cases involving an out-of-date local plan, a revoked regional spatial strategy and the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). The Court of Appeal heard the case of City and District Council of St Albans v R (on the application of Hunston Properties Ltd) and Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2013] […]


Eversheds accounts reveal £8.5m spent on restructuring and leases

Eversheds’ latest LLP accounts reveal that the firm spent £8.5m on restructuring and new lease provisions following its strategic review in January 2013. In May Eversheds cut 116 roles (24 May 2013), having put up to 166 jobs at risk across its UK and Asia offices, and closed in Copenhagen as it sought to realign […]

Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells boosts London corporate group with A&O hire

Allen & Overy (A&O) has lost longstanding corporate partner Don McGown, who pushed forward the magic circle firm’s music programme, to Hogan Lovells. McGown was at the magic circle firm for 25 years, most recently advising 21st Century Fox on its $10bn spin-off from Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. He will join Hogan Lovells’ corporate department […]

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Café Murano, St James

I’d broken my no lunch rule, just before Christmas. A few mouthfuls of delicate and delicious Vitello Tonnato, a client called and I had to leave. Completions at lunchtime. The curse of the property lawyer. By this point I can feel your incredulity. No lunches? But it’s true. My eating out is generally done at […]

The importance of being adverse: squatters

Making a claim for adverse possession is a method by which an ‘unlawful’ occupier can acquire legal title to the land, by ‘displacing’ the paper owner. Adverse possession can be relied upon by squatters residing in a property or making use of a piece of land for the requisite length of time. The case of Robert Smart […]

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