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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 […]

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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Document disclosure is  vital in some divorce cases, as the long and bitter Young row demonstrates After almost seven years of litigation, this month saw the start of the final hearing in one of lengthiest, most complex and, some say, most acrimonious divorces ever to come before the English courts, that of Michelle Young and […]

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2014’s Top 20 Cases: looking back on 2013

What happened to 2013’s cases to watch? Of the 20 cases listed as ones to watch by The Lawyer in January 2013, eight received judgment, five are ongoing and seven settled. Here’s a snapshot of the corkers. The multimillion-pound dispute between Britain’s richest man Lakshmi Mittal, CEO of ArcelorMittal, and rival Manmohan Varma saw the […]

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The Court of Appeal for Bermuda (Zacca P, Auld JA and Bell AJA) has delivered an important judgment about the jurisdiction of the Bermuda court to assist foreign liquidators by ordering the production of documents by persons in Bermuda. The interplay or conflict between the decisions of the Privy Council and the UK Supreme Court […]

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