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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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James Wheaton, partner, Clifford Chance Roger Finbow, partner, Ashurst Morris Crisp Michael Cutting, partner, Linklaters & Alliance The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is to introduce sanctions for anti-competitive behaviour in an attack on companies operating cartels. Currently, the OFT’s bark is worse than its bite. It can issue a court order against cartels, but […]

Dibbs IP star joins Clyde & Co in Dubai

Clyde & Co has poached the leading advertising lawyer outside London from Dibb Lupton Alsop’s Leeds office to work in Dubai. Mark Hill, a partner in the firm’s IP practice, is credited with making Dibbs a major player in the area. He will be the first IT and IP specialist in the firm’s Middle East […]

Eversheds poaches Beachcrofts partner

Beachcroft Wansbroughs has lost its head of employment in Bristol to Eversheds. Tony Brown has joined Eversheds’ Bristol office as a partner in its expanding employment team. Brown is believed to be the first senior departure from the Wansbroughs Willey Hargrave side of the merger that formed Beachcroft Wansbroughs at the end of last year. […]

Browne Jacobson builds on pensions

Nottingham law firm Browne Jacobson has recruited a former City partner to head up its pensions practice. Richard Hulland was a partner at McKenna & Co and Simmons & Simmons before setting up his own practice, based near St Albans, nine years ago. Hulland is to bring his existing clients to his new firm. “Not […]

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