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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 […]

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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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FE colleges sign up to ILEX PT scheme

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Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 04/10/94

TIMOTHY DAVID WILSON, 37, admitted 1984, practised as Wilson and Co, Harrow, struck off and ordered to pay u2,507 costs. Allegations substantiated he wrongly drew money from client account and used it for own purposes, failed to comply with professional undertaking, and failed to comply with accounting rules. Tribunal told Wilson admitted u76,103 cash shortage […]

Goldsmith tops Bar elections

Bar Council vice chairman Peter Goldsmith QC romped home unopposed in the Bar elections to be chairman after Robert Seabrook QC for 1995. The contest for vice chairman is now a race between Bar Council treasurer Martin Bowley QC and David Penry-Davey QC, leader of the South Eastern circuit. Hilary Heilbron QC chose not to […]

'Fundholders' still a live issue

The future of the controversial “fundholders for justice” proposals remains unclear following reports that the plans had been dumped as part of the Lord Chancellor’s Department’s (LCD) radical review. The LCD insists that the report by the Social Market Foundation is still being considered “with interest”, although insiders doubt whether the fundholders scheme can work […]

UIA squares up to rival IBA

THE Union International des Avocats has launched expansion plans which will set it on a collision course with its avowed rival, the International Bar Association. The UIA has always been regarded as an organisation for lawyers of the French-speaking world, whereas the IBA is seen as more anglophile. But now it has elected an Australian […]

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