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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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Eversheds‘ real estate funds group has represented the Henderson UK Shopping Centre Fund on its £253m acquisition of Canterbury’s White Shopping Centre from Land Securities. Eversheds secured the appointment after it advised Henderson on the establishment of the fund. The fund was set up as an offshore vehicle within three weeks of being given the […]

Way out quest

Dealing with an exit from a limited-liability partnership can be a thorny issue, especially when no partnership agreement has been put in place, say Peter Garry and Troy Wano Given the virtually untested legislative framework surrounding limited-liability partnerships (LLP), guiding LLP clients through a dispute involving an exiting member where there is no members’ agreement […]

Nixon Peabody to launch in London

US firm Nixon Peabody has announced the launch of its first London office via an alliance with emerging markets boutique Trinity. The office, which is based in the City, will open with six lawyers including three US partners and the three UK-qualified partners, who set up Trinity in February 2006. Nixon Peabody chairman, Harry Trueheart, […]

Partnerships

Every corporate lawyer worth their salt is prepared for the changes that the introduction of the Companies Act 2006 will have on their clients. But as this Partnerships Special Report points out, far fewer lawyers have considered the impact that the changes will have on their own businesses. The Companies Act 2006 will have a […]

Technology Law Alliance bags Norwich Union IT specialist

Boutique IT outfit Technology Law Alliance has bolstered its financial services practice with the hire of senior Norwich Union in-house lawyer Jess Brown. The new hire brings Technology Law Alliance up to six lawyers, with Brown joining as an associate. Brown spent 10 years at Norwich Union, where she concentrated on IT, outsourcing and e-commerce […]

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