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What is artificial about ethical AI in legal industry – Everything

By Andy Neill What is ethical AI? In 2017, the Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence was appointed by the House of Lords. Their role is to consider the economic, ethical and social implications of advances in artificial intelligence. As part of their 2017-2019 session report, they suggested the following AI code: 1. Artificial intelligence should […]

Are you a data security weak link?

By Michael Hall Data loss, malware, and hackers; you hear about them all the time, but that has nothing to do with you, right? Sadly, that’s not the case. For legal firms, corporate legal departments and financial institutions who handle massive amounts of confidential data, the threat of breach due to human error is ever-present. Each […]

Inter-branch services – Employee Cost

By Dinesh Agrawal, Ankit A. Shah, Pranay Sahay The Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) in the state of Karnataka, in its order in Columbia Asia Hospitals Private Limited (the Applicant) dated 27 July 2018, made critical observations concerning the taxability of employee cost at a corporate office under Goods and Services Tax (GST). Background The […]

Real Estate Disputes

By Malcolm Simpson What’s the current extent of disputes currently surfacing in the real estate sector? What are some of the most common causes of dispute? To what extent are tough economic conditions and increasing project complexity fuelling real estate disputes? To answer these questions and more, Malcolm Simpson Managing Partner of Walker Morris LLP offers […]

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Former navy mechanic Ian Liddle who was severely injured in an accident last year is suing the Ministry of Defence. Liddle, of Portsmouth, lost one eye and suffered head injuries after being trapped and crushed by a lift while working on HMS Illustrious in January 1994. His writ says a lift above him was activated […]

Students claim high cost orders damage chances of appeal

THE COUNCIL of Legal Education has come under fire from a group of former students who claim CLE solicitors have threatened them with high cost orders in an effort to avoid appeals against the council’s assessment system. The CLE could face actions from up to 40 students who have notified the Visitors to the Inns […]

Subs issue top of list at Bar AGM

The Bar Council’s problems in finding a legal way to force barristers to pay their subscriptions was due to become an issue at the council’s annual general meeting (AGM) over the weekend. Michael Blair, Bar Council treasurer, was due to include mention of the problem in his AGM address as The Lawyer went to press […]

Struck off solicitor set to fight tribunal

A SOLICITOR who was jailed for defrauding the Legal Aid Board by making false claims for advice given to prostitutes was struck off the register last week John Shepherd, who ran two firms in Liverpool before serving his three-year sentence, appeared before the Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal on 6 June. He claims the panel of two […]

In brief: Surrey firm signs up to European network

Guildford and Farnham firm Stevens & Bolton has joined Euro-Link for Lawyers, the largest worldwide network for medium-sized law firms. Established in 1989, Euro-Link has more than 80 members, including law firms and in-house lawyers from major companies throughout Europe. Stevens & Bolton partner Richard King says the wide range of specialist advice available through […]

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