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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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Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 19/09/95

JOHN FRANKLIN RICE, admitted 1978, practised in partnership with Breeze & Wyles Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, struck off and ordered to pay £4,524 costs. Allegations substantiated he wrongly drew and used client funds for purposes of other clients and himself and misappropriated client funds. Tribunal told investigation accountant’s report of December 1992 revealed serious misuse of client […]

Litigation Personal Injury 19/09/95

Moden v Gateway Foodmarkets – QBD 3 July 199C Claimant: Alan Moden Accident: Fall through roof while on duty as policeman investigating burglary. Injuries: Spinal injuries; medically retired from police force; used to be keen walker but now only able to walk maximum of three quarters of mile; can no longer cycle; sex life said […]

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Most UK law firms have no male legal secretaries and the few men who are hired generally work for female partners. According to a legal recruitment executive at a major employment agency, only 2 per cent of the applications for legal secretaries come from men. “We only get one or two applications a year from […]

Leicester practice in first Bosnia stress case

A FIRM acting on behalf of a soldier suffering from stress because of his inability to help persecuted Bosnian citizens is calling for solicitors handling similar cases to get in touch. The appeal has been issued by Leicester firm Lawson-West, but it suspects it may have come across the first case of its kind. The […]

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