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AI, used correctly, can help solve some of our most pressing employment law issues

By Darran Brennan The World Economic Forum has defined Artificial Intelligence (AI) as an element of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) and something which will change our world and workplaces. This is similar to the changes envisaged during the previous industrial revolutions (let’s not forget the fears of the Luddites) but what is different now […]

How Vodafone reviewed its legal team’s workflow

In the second half of 2015 Vodafone began to review the workflow of its property legal team. The impetus behind the move was to get away from the in-house team’s immersion in every part of the property process, allied to a requirement across the business for greater efficiency, visibility of risk and digitisation. The Vodafone […]

Facebook: you have a £500,000 fine from the Information Commissioner’s Office

By Andrew Mills Facebook is set to be fined £500,000, the maximum amount possible, for two breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998). Due of the timing of the breaches, the ICO was unable to levy the fines introduced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which caps fines at the higher level of 20m […]

30 years on, the role of semi-contentious practitioners is growing

By Gavin Ferguson and Alice Bricogne In this Q&A Advocate Gavin Ferguson and senior associate Alice Bricogne explain how changes in the industry since the trusts boom in the 1980s and early 1990s have led to the blurring of the lines between contentious and non-contentious practitioners…

National minimum wage and ‘sleep-in’ shifts

By Connie Cliff and Martin Chitty Treatment of “sleep­-in” shifts for national minimum wage (NMW) purposes is an area that can often cause confusion. Where a worker is required to work a number of sleep­in night shifts at the employer’s premises, and be available in case of an emergency, does the full night shift constitute ‘working’ […]

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White & Case, Clifford Chance and Latham & Watkins advised affiliates of private equity house Rhone Capital on the acquisition of ASK Chemicals from a German joint venture between chemicals groups Clariant and Ashland. The deal is thought to be worth about €149m, which includes €128m in cash and a €21m buyer’s note.  White & […]

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Eversheds has advised Verlinvest, a family-owned investment company based in Brussels, on its investment in Genius Foods. The association with Verlinvest and capital investment will allow Genius to accelerate its delivery of top-quality free-from foods in the UK, its category innovation in ‘free from’ and its international expansion. Both Genius and Verlinvest say they are […]

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Eversheds partner Tim Buckingham has commented on the news that the Mt Gox Bitcoin exchange has entered administration. Buckingham noted that the insolvency of Mt Gox was ‘a predictable conclusion following its recent troubles’ and said that many people will be using this news to jump on the bandwagon and criticise Bitcoin generally. However, Buckingham said […]

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