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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Fladgate pays £7.8m to settle fraud claim

Fladgate has settled a fraud claim brought against it by collapsed dot com Izodia, agreeing to pay it £7.8m. The claim, which was launched in August 2008 by Jones Day partner Craig Shuttleworth on behalf of ­Izodia, alleged dishonest breach of fiduciary duty and breach of retainer. In 2006 Izodia director Gerald Smith pleaded guilty […]

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Gray’s Inn set Matrix has reported its most successful year-end ever, with turnover increasing 26.5 per cent to £17.2m from £13.6m at the end of 2008-09. Chief operating officer Kevin Hooper said: “The growth has come across the board and not one specific area – competition, employment, crime and public work are all up on […]

23 Essex Street pair defect to Outer Temple

Outer Temple Chambers has snared husband and wife pair Brendan Finucane QC and Fiona Horlick from 23 Essex Street. Finucane is a leading criminal silk specialising in commercial fraud, VAT and international corruption and tax evasion. Horlick is a general crime barrister and member of the Fraud Prosecution Panel for CPS London. Outer Temple head […]

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