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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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Conveyancing. Cut-price conveyancing in the dock

Most solicitors agree that conveyancing fees are too low, considering the amount of time and effort put into the work and the responsibility involved. The fees debate has also put the standards of conveyancing under the spotlight. These vary greatly and there is an urgent need to ensure clients know what they are entitled to […]

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City firm Nicholson Graham & Jones is relocating its offices under one roof to accommodate its expanding staff numbers. The new Cannon Street office will be ready by June and will house the firm’s 220 staff currently in Moorgate and the West End offices together with a new IT system. The practice has expanded from […]

A new look for PI settlements

The first structured settlement in a High Court personal injury case was in 1989 and it irrevocably changed the world of PI litigation. Structuring immediately became the buzz word on the lips of all involved in the field. Since then, although the structuring bubble has not burst it has become somewhat deflated. An unpredictable financial […]

Rwanda. How do you try the 'little killers'?

As many as a million people, mainly Tutsis but also many Hutus who opposed the genocide in Rwanda, were killed in their homes or massacred in churches, or cut down at road blocks. What the survivors now want is justice. But justice is easier said than done in a country where professionals – and in […]

Barristers to be quizzed on constitutional reform

A UNIQUE consultation exercise has been launched by the Bar Council in a bid to gauge the profession’s views on the need for democratic reform within the profession. Barristers are being urged to complete a questionnaire on accountability being sent out to them in the April edition of Bar News, the Bar Council’s monthly news […]

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