The Sunday Lie-in is a weekly feature from the Hey Legal Team where we share with you three things the team have consumed and shared with each other that week. An direct insight into our team group chat. We hope you enjoy it.

How Tech is Transforming the Legal Sector

At Legal Cheek’s latest virtual event, ‘Technology and the law’, lawyers from Ashurst discussed the impact of technology on legal practice and how the global firm is providing innovative solutions for clients.

How News UK protected and connected employees during lockdown

News UK won the ‘internal communications’ category at The Drum PR Awards 2020 with its employee wellbeing campaign in response to lockdown. In this article, the team behind the winning entry reveal the challenges faced and strategies used to deliver the campaign.

Each week, 320 staff attend our HIIT, yoga and virtual running classes. Monthly, 5,000 people engage with our wellness content, from mindful running tips, to advice on recognising mental health issues. 610 hours have been invested in Wellness Wednesday workshops – covering everything from relationship advice with Dear Deidre to managing your money with Times Money Mentor.

Feedback from colleagues included:

“They have made us all feel comforted in the knowledge that they are there for us if and when we need it.”

“Since lockdown, News UK has put its employees first and has gone above and beyond to support its staff which has reassured and motivated its commercial department during this tough period.”

Spotlight on France – Podcast: Working from home, QAnon spreads to France, when church and state split

The Covid lockdown in France has not stopped people from demonstrating against the global security bill currently going through parliament. Journalists and press freedom advocates are particularly concerned about an article that would limit filming of police and publishing such images online.

The law is intended to protect the police, but opponents says it will prevent the media, and the public, from revealing instances of police violence. Thibault Izoret a photojournalist with the Le Figaro daily, says the bill threatens journalists and democracy in France.

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