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Written by Womble 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 RPC The discount rate review: fairer compensation or fundamentally flawed?

Will the government’s cut to the discount rate, which determines how much compensation insurers must pay to claimants who have suffered life-changing injuries, amount to a fairer system?

Written by White & Case LLP Examining the outlook for London as a commercial legal hub post-Brexit

How will Brexit impact London’s status as a centre for international commercial dispute resolution?

Written by White & Case LLP Rise of AI: threat or opportunity

Artificial intelligence is on the rise, but how much of a threat does it pose to junior lawyers?

Written by Travers Smith LLP Wellness in the office

Are modern hi-tech offices bad for your health and happiness?