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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

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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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The Manchester office of Gateley has raised £3,650 for the Christie charity, part of the Christie NHS Foundation Trust and one of the largest hospital charities in the UK. Every year, each of the firm’s regional offices nominates a local charity to benefits its fundraising efforts. Charity champion for the Christie Danielle Haston led fundraising […]

Gateley announces 28 promotions across its English offices

Gateley has announced a total of 28 promotions across its English offices. Seven of Gateley’s Manchester team have been promoted, with tax specialist Richard Clitherow being made legal director.  Additionally, three employees were promoted from associate to senior associate: Simon Maddox from the real-estate team, employment lawyer Avril England and Stuart Evans from the pensions team. Employment […]

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The Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW) has become the first non-legal entity with powers to regulate probate services and license alternative business structures (ABSs).  ICAEW is the accountancy profession’s largest regulatory body and the primary regulator of the ‘big four’ accountants. The institute’s new regulatory powers were granted by a statutory designation order approved by […]

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