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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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Two partners join Arnold & Porter IP team

Washington DC firm Arnold & Porter is taking on two new partners to boost its anti-trust and intellectual property (IP) teams. Donna Patterson, the deputy assistant attorney-general in the anti-trust division of the US Department of Justice, is returning to the firm after three years in public office. Patterson was then on Arnold & Porter’s […]

THE THREE MOST SIGNIFICANT IPOs JAN 1999-JUNE 2000

FREESERVE In August 1998, retail giant Dixons launched Freeserve, one of the first free internet service providers (ISPs). Less than a year later, in April 1999, Dixons decided to float Freeserve, and Linklaters & Alliance was selected to advise the issuer. At this point there had been concerns that the strong start to the year […]

DLA wins extension in negligence case

DLA has been granted a second 28-day extension to put up a defence against allegations that it admitted negligence in a property deal but then omitted to pay damages. Property developer Hermes Homes instructed Clyde & Co to issue proceedings, despite claims that it received a letter from DLA admitting liability. The dispute centres on […]

Keeping the banks in line

The recent cyberspace raid on internet bank Egg – the latest in a series of security scares designed to affect the internet banking industry – highlights the need to create a legislative framework with the aim of instilling potential customers with the confidence to take up online banking. The EU has responded to this challenge […]

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Established: 1993 Presiding judge: Her Honour Judge Caroline Alton The judge who had been sitting at Birmingham’s Mercantile Court since its inception in 1993, Malcolm Lee, died last year. During his time, the court had a fantastic reputation, was regularly used by local solicitors and was generally well thought of. Judge Lee’s successor, Caroline Alton, […]

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