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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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Sonnenschein in New York merger

Chicago-based Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal has upped its New York presence by merging with RubinBaum The combined firm will have 135 lawyers in New York, with around 50 RubinBaum attorneys moving into Sonnenschein’s office.Sonnenschein’s New York managing partner Robert Winikoff said that the firm was focused on boosting its New York office. Within the next […]

Deals summary

Stephens & Scown (John Stephens) advised the South West of England Regional Redevelopment Agency on the construction of a new 100,000 sq ft warehouse distribution centre in Cornwall for US booksellers Borders. Fenners (Caroline Frampton) advised Borders. Addleshaw Booth & Co (Peter Hardy) advised Hobden Cromwell on its £13.5m acquisition of the properties of BP’s […]

Opinion

The National Audit Office reported on 24 April that the NHS is facing a £4.4bn legal bill for medical negligence claims. Edward Leigh, the chairman of the Commons Public Accounts Committee, said that he was extremely worried by the scale of the cost to the NHS and urged reform of the compensation system. “We’re living […]

Halliwells’ revenues in steady rise

Halliwell Landau’s revenues have bounced up 18 per cent The firm recorded a turnover of £31m for the 2001/02 financial year, up on £26.3m the year before.Partners at the top of the equity are understood to have taken home £460,000, a good increase on last year’s £435,000. However, the bottom of equity pays £130,000, which […]

Mayer Brown caught in CFS fraud firing line

Fraud and negligence charges denied by US firm; no limited liability in Illinois Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw stands accused of securities fraud and negligence by institutional investors in bankrupt US company Commercial Financial Services (CFS). The investors have taken issue with work undertaken by Mayer Brown on securitisation transactions for CFS.The case could spell […]

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