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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

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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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Tighter regulation of investment products will spark higher costs for professional advice and leave the mass market out in the cold. By Simon Gleeson The regulatory landscape for retail products in the UK is entering a period of rapid change. Financial Services Authority (FSA), EU and Government initiatives are all running strongly and it seems […]

Canadian consent

With its new ‘Consent Agreement Outline’ Canada has laid the foundations for future mergers. By Shawn Neylan Canada’s Competition Bureau released its precedent ‘Consent Agreement Outline’ for merger remedies on 1 May 2007, which forms an appendix to the previously released ‘Information Bulletin on Merger Remedies in Canada’. As noted by the bureau in its […]

Kendall Freeman

UK 200 Position: 115 Tu… UK 200 Position: 115 Turnover: £15.3m Revenue per fee-earner: £255,000 Revenue per lawyer: £392,000 Revenue per partner: £785,000 Total number of fee-earners: 60 Total number of qualified lawyers: 39 Total number of partners: 20 Total number of female partners: 4 Total number of staff: 112 Kendall Freeman had a tough […]

Greenberg alliance comes good as Olswang picks up energy deal

Olswang’s US alliance with Greenberg Traurig, along with its new office in Berlin, has helped the firm score a new corporate client in Europe. Olswang acted on the competition and finance matters for Oxbow Carbon, the world’s biggest marketer of petroleum coke, in its purchase of Dutch company SSM Coal. The deal will boost Oxbow’s […]

BBC lawyer returns to join RPC partnership

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) has hired BBC in-house lawyer Jaron Lewis as a partner. Lewis, who has previously worked at RPC, rejoins after seven years at the BBC as a member of the media practice, which is headed by Liz Hartley. Hartley and Lewis both joined RPC in 1997, having left DJ Freeman to help […]

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