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Will you still need me when I'm 64?

Lucy Kellaway recently  addressed an audience of bankers, none of whom appeared to be over 50! Currently in Ireland, the majority of...

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Arbitration introduced in children cases

From July 2016 parents will be able to use arbitration as a way of sorting out disputes about children arrangements.

The extension of the arbitration scheme to children related disputes is positive news for separating parents who will have access to a...…

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Shhh - can you keep a secret?

The legal framework in Ireland around trade secrets is fairly disjointed and companies and employers have had to rely on a mixture of the...

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ACAS reports that (nearly) everyone’s a winner

The occasional dispute in the workplace is inevitable. I tell employers that if they try to be considerate and fair, they will probably...

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Employer behaving badly

Have you ever asked an employee to lie for you and take responsibility for your mistakes? I hope not. This case is a good example of why...

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Disrupt first, regulate beforehand

Another day, another reminder that the 'disrupt first, think later' approach taken by Uber and Airbnb won't work for fintech companies... 

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Blockchain 2.0?

Like many technologies in the early stages of development, blockchain seems to offer all things to all people. Take for example the...

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Greed is not a value

‘I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can go great things.’ Mother Teresa

Big business is increasingly...

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Working 10 to 4?

Have you ever thought about the hours you spend in that unnecessary meeting or those emails that have taken far too long to write? Wasted...

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What makes you so special?

'To be irreplaceable, one must always be different.' Coco Chanel.

It's a powerful statement. And it's true. But its simplicity masks the...

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The value of staff retention in care

A key indicator of a well-run care service is the rate of staff turn-over. A stable workforce indicates a happy and settled working...

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Asset management - data-driven supervision

During the implementation of AIFMD, many voices could be heard asking, "But what are they doing with all this data we're submitting?"....

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Hey, you, get off of my work

“How dare they subvert my story this way!”

“You should thank them – yes, you’re story was great, but this version adds new layers, it’s a...

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Wipe the slate clean - Spent Convictions Act commenced

On 29 April both the Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Disclosures) Act 2016 and National Vetting Bureau Acts 2012-2016...

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Who is PJS?

The celebrity known as PJS in the UK, and by his real name everywhere else, will find out this morning whether the Supreme Court will...

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Being "nice" just won't cut it

Look, I'm not now and  I will never argue that emotional intelligence is not a vital skill set for lawyers; it is... fact.  But, those...

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Investment Trusts: the impact of regulation

Investment trusts are almost uniquely affected by European (and domestic) regulation.  As well as funds regulation (AIFMD, NMPI, MiFID...

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Grand Parental Leave

In March 2016 Santander announced that it would extend its shared parental leave scheme to permit grandparents to share the entitlement.

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The direction of travel is clear

Companies of all sizes are embracing artificial intelligence and technology to automate and streamline their internal processes. 

For...

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CMS Consumer Products Conference

We have a great line up planned for this year's consumer products conference - an economic update, brexit debate, plus discussions about...

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Ignorance is (not) bliss

It's not just something that is going to happen. It is happening. Ignoring developing technology and seeing if this is just a phase that...

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How should employers manage stress in the workplace?

Stress can be a tricky thing for employers to deal with. There is no specific legislation aimed at workplace stress, but employers do...

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Brexit seminar on renewables

Our Energy team is hosting a breakfast seminar on the topic of “Brexit: Impact on the Renewables Sector” on Friday 27 May in our offices...

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Modern Slavery Act

If you are a large organisation with an annual turnover of over £36m, there is a new legal requirement to publish a public statement on...

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The race is on

In times of rapid technology developments it is important not to be complacent. Look how the consumer market has been affected by...

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Minimum Wage Increases

It was 6 weeks ago today that the National Living Wage became compulsory. For those workers aged 25 or over who were paid the minimum...

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Take my phone away!

Viva la revolution? With echoes of the 35-hour week, France is again considering legislation to enhance the work life balance of its...

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Out of Hours Work

Technological developments have made out of hours working from home easier, meaning it has probably become far more common. Whether you...

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Tipping Transparency

Tips have hit the headlines a lot recently. Last week, the Government began consultation on ways to end unfair tipping practices. The...

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Dress Code Dilemma?

For those who need help with their workplace dress code policy ACAS has some good basic guidance as a starting point.

Beware a one size...

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CMS Shortlisted for Corporate Team of the Year

Thrilled to learn that the CMS Corporate team is shortlisted for Corporate Team of the Year in The Lawyer Awards!

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Bringing the heel to heel

Should it really matter what we wear to work? Shouldn't we be judged on our professionalism and competence rather than the height of our...

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Changes to "no variation" clauses

Recent Court of Appeal decision should be noted when considering boilerplate drafting around no amendment or variation clauses in most...

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Why Startups and Lawyers are a match made in Heaven

Although this article refers to US startups, its premise is just as relevant to UK businesses.

At the beginning of any business, it is...

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How to open the door to Partnership

It is no longer enough to be just a good technical lawyer. Although technical ability is important, that is not what makes you unique. If...

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Big Law - from the Big Four

My first role in legal PR was for the long forgotten Wilde Sapte - a banking and finance firm.  It is perhaps now best remembered for...

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Airbnb: Yours to share?

“Airbnb helps make sharing easy, enjoyable, and safe” says their website; but can you share something which isn’t yours?

Unapproved...

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Be social. Don't stop.

'Never be too busy to meet someone new'. That's the advice of the award winning Tweet Jukebox's CEO, Tim Fargo.

It's the advice I'd give...

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Fintech Flip-Flop

China is home to multiple fintech giants, from Ant Financial to Lufax, and yet the Chinese government appears to have mixed views on how...

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China: Flip-Flopping on Fintech?

China is home to multiple fintech giants, from Ant Financial to Lufax, and yet the Chinese government appears to have mixed views on how...

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How real is the threat...?

Please take a look at an article I have recently written for InsuranceTechIT.com.

For the past 6 months I have become increasingly engaged with the introduction of new technology to the insurance market. After being...…

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Is the tail wagging the dog?


Employers often have to deal with employees on sick leave. The phrase: “ Contact from you is making me more ill and I do not want to be...

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No neighbours

Living like this has the added benefit of reducing your chances of a nasty neighbour dispute...  For everyone else however there's Dutton...

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The power behind legal brands

There is a lot of guff written about branding, particularly in the legal space.  

Yes, we all understand the power of a strong brand, and...

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Repeat parents in care proceedings

It is, sadly, not unusual to find parents re-entering care proceedings in respect of subsequent children. However, in this case it...

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Why Lawyers Make Good Early-Stage Startup Hires

Avoid costly mistakes, trained to ask the right questions at the right time. The benefits to having lawyers in a business from start up....

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Wills, divorce and cohabitation

One important, but often overlooked, issue when a marriage breaks down is what will happen to your assets on your death. If you die after...

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