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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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When we read the headline ‘Judges behaving badly’, we naturally think of Lords Sumption and Neuberger hanging out together in a poky flat, drinking beer and occasionally trying to woo Baroness Hale upstairs with hilarious consequences. We may write the script one day, but for now you’ll have to make do with this, frankly more […]

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US firm Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy has posted revenue growth of 7.8 per cent to $761m (£490m) in 2014, while the firm’s London office posted a revenue boost of 14 per cent to $103.7m. Milbank’s London office contributed approximately 14 per cent to its global revenue, the firm’s year-end results show. Profit per partner increased […]

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