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Written by Bond Dickinson The Uber problem for the gig economy?

What impact will the recent judgment that ruled Uber drivers are workers have on the gig economy?

Written by Bond Dickinson Still just a bit of banter? The TUC report on sexual harassment

With sexual harassment still prevalent in many workplaces, what can employers do to prevent this behaviour?

Written by Weil, Gotshal & Manges A deal in focus: Sainsbury’s takeover of Argos

How does the example of the Sainsbury’s takeover of Argos demonstrate the two different types of UK M&A deal and the importance of lawyers being commercially savvy?

Written by Bond Dickinson Dear universities, please treat students fairly!

In an era of sky-high fees, what is being done to ensure that universities comply with consumer law?