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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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The 'luck' of the Irish

Strange tales of a recent Pinsent Curtis ‘training’ weekend in Dublin have reached Tulkinghorn’s ears. In a novel attempt to make downing copious amounts of alcohol seem constructive (perhaps so that the beer can be put on expenses), Pinsents merely renamed the evening a ‘team building’ exercise.As part of this ‘team building’, partners had to […]

Lovells closes Healey & Baker deal

Lovells has advised big-five surveying firm Healey & Baker on the West End’s largest letting deal in 2001. Healey & Baker has signed up for Portman Square House, which is owned by Haslemere. The deal involved the assignment of Chevron UK’s lease on 6,503sq m of the building. Following Chevron’s merger with Texaco, the operations […]

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