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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, […]

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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 […]

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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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Profits at Clifford Chance have plummeted by 13.4 per cent, blighted by a weak dollar, while the firm’s West Coast practice starts to rupture with partner losses. The magic circle firm’s average profits per partner (PPP) have crashed through the psychologically important £600,000 barrier, dropping to £558,000 for the year ended 30 April. Clifford Chance […]

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The Law Society Standards Board this week approved two of the proposed amendments to the Conflicts and Confidentiality paper recently withdrawn from Council. A third amendment, relating to a solicitor’s duty to disclose, was not passed. Led by chair Andrew Holroyd, the board rejected a suggestion that duty to disclose could be implied as well […]

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Bingham McCutchen is continuing its aggressive push to build its broker-dealer practice by recruiting a trio of experts from UBS Financial Services, Morgan Stanley DW and Wilmer Cutler & Pickering. The three-partner hire provide a cross-state boost to the firm’s 70-strong broker-dealer group. Eric Seltzer, the former deputy counsel and senior vice president of UBS […]

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