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HighQ launches AI survey, aiming to sift through the hype

When it comes to artificial intelligence in the legal industry, the number of platform options are soaring with almost 70 companies focused on creating AI-enabled legal technology solutions, according to a LawGeex report. It’s also clear that firms and other businesses will want to evaluate and invest in multiple AI platforms to solve different problems, […]

Angola: The Mining Law Review

By João Afonso Fialho, Ângela Viana Angola is one of the greatest diamond producers in the world and has extensive reserves of valuable natural resources, notably diamonds, gold, iron ore, phosphates, copper, manganese, and many other mineral resources. Unfortunately, the civil war (1975–2002) had a tremendous impact on the mining industry, which was basically put […]

Benefits and perils of permanent health schemes in employment contracts

In the recent case of Awan v. ICTS UK Ltd [2018] 11WLUK 385 (Simler J, President) the EAT confirmed and strengthened previous decisions (Aspden v. Webbs Poultry [1996] IRLR 251, Briscoe v. Lubrizol Ltd[2002] IRLR 607, amongst others) To the effect that a term will be implied into contracts of employment that “once the employee has become entitled to […]

Canadian securities regulators concern on problematic promotional activities by issuers

By Brett A. Kagetsu, Denis G. Silva A recent announcement by Canadian securities regulators demonstrates their growing concern with biased promotional materials, and highlights the risks to issuers when engaging with prospective investors. The regulators state that they are seeing promotional activities by issuers that are either untrue or unbalanced to such a degree that […]

Imprisonment fears allayed for arbitrators and experts involved in UAE-Seated arbitrations

By Courtney Rothery, Robyn Waller Imprisonment fears have been allayed for arbitrators and party-appointed experts involved in UAE-seated arbitrations following the latest amendments to Article 257 of the UAE Penal Code. THE PREVIOUS WORDING OF ARTICLE 257 OF THE UAE PENAL CODE In October 2016 arbitrators and party-appointed experts involved in UAE-seated arbitrations (who may or may not […]

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Finnish lawyers head to Westminster for CCT tips

A DELEGATION of private sector lawyers from Finland is to visit Westminster Council for a fact-finding mission on competitive tendering. The council now claims to be attracting interest from around the globe with its pioneering stance on the contracting out of public services. Organisers of the latest consultation exercise say they chose the central London […]

UK lawyers take lead in Bosnia war trials

BRITISH lawyers are taking centre stage in a historic legal action which may establish the first court ruling on genocide since World War II. The case, being heard in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague, involves an action by the Bosnian government against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro). Two […]

Glasgow firm tries and scores

THE NAME of a commercial law firm in Glasgow will be literally dragged through the mud after it signed a major sponsorship deal with the city’s biggest rugby club. Harper Macleod’s name will appear on the jersey of second division Glasgow High Kelvenside – known as GHK – as part of the agreement to back […]

In brief: Quality standards boost LawNet profits

National law firm group LawNet says the six months since the introduction of its own quality standard has shown a “substantial improvement in profitability over the same period in the preceding years”. It says the period for December 1994 through to May this year showed a gross income increase of 4.74 per cent on the […]

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