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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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Mishcon wins for ex-wife in Ecotricity founder divorce battle

A groundbreaking ruling by the Supreme Court on Wednesday in favour of Mishcon de Reya client Kathleen Wyatt could raise serious questions about fairness in the family justice system. The court unanimously ruled that Wyatt’s bid for financial support from her ex-husband – Ecotricity tycoon Dale Vince – does have merit, despite their divorce 22 […]

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Top 10 stories: 20-26 February

The irrepressible Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, headlined the Global Law Summit (GLS) last week and proved as popular with readers as he did with delegates. Our report on Johnson’s speech at the GLS was the most-read story last week, heading up our coverage of the event. Other GLS-related stories which made the top 10 […]

Gateley set to take part in Birmingham’s biggest art project for charity

Gateley will take part in Birmingham’s largest public art event for charity this summer as part of Birmingham Children’s Hospital’s ‘The Big Hoot’ initiative. Organised by public art specialists, Wild in Art, in partnership with Birmingham Children’s Hospital, ‘The Big Hoot’ will deliver over 100 individually designed owl statues to the region, each standing at […]

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