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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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Goodwill or cut, thrust and a lack of trust?

Antony Gold says conditional fees have the potential for damaging solicitor-client relationships and that CFAs could have a negative effect on the public’s perception of lawyers. Antony Gold is head of litigation at Eversheds. It is said that the Lord moves in mysterious ways and Lord Irvine is no exception. The proclamation of intent to […]

Charles Russell PR man to sit on board

Corporate and private client firm Charles Russell is believed to be the first City law firm to promote a marketeer to a managerial role. Marketing director Simon Slater has been made operations director of the 56 partner firm with responsibility for personnel and training, know-how and information services as well as marketing. He will sit […]

Tuckers in police call fee dispute with LAB

CRIMINAL law firm Tuckers has clashed with the Legal Aid Board (LAB) over alleged changes in the payment rates for duty solicitors which it claims have been introduced “unilaterally and without consultation”. Tuckers is appealing to the Manchester LAB office, claiming it has started paying duty solicitors for telephone advice calls to police stations on […]

In brief: TSG helpline gets short shrift

A helpline set up by the Trainee Solicitors’ Group received just 42 calls in its first six months, a third of which were concerning poor training and abuse at work.

MP wins battle against Mirror

Former MP and writer, Rupert Allason, has won the appeal against a High Court dismissal of a malicious falsehood claim he brought over a Mirror article. Allason, who has mounted some 20 defamation claims over the years and who always represents himself succeeded in his challenge of last year’s decision by veteran libel judge, Sir […]

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