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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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Singapore’s Stamford Law merges with US outfit Morgan Lewis

Anyone who thought FLAs, JLVs or QFLPs were the only way for foreign firms to enter Singapore’s legal profession needs to think again. As proved by America’s Morgan Lewis & Bockius, which has just announced that it will merge with Singapore’s Stamford Law Corporation on 1 April (16 March 2015), there is another way. Although […]

Khaitan advises Nippon Life Insurance on acquisition of stake

Khaitan & Co has advised Nippon Life Insurance Company (NLI) in relation to its acquisition of an additional nine per cent stake in Reliance Capital Asset Management Ltd (RCAM) from Reliance Capital Ltd. The acquisition was for $108m approximately in the first tranche to increase its aggregate holding in RCAM to 35 per cent with an option for NLI to purchase an […]

Barclays’ revolving doors bring another US GC to the fold

It’s all change in Barclays’ in-house team, as the company has appointed a new US general counsel after the departure of Carlos Pelayo. Investment banking advisory service Dominick & Dominick’s general counsel Kevin McKay is taking on the role and starting work next Monday. But he isn’t the only new face in the bank’s in-house […]

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