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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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Beachcroft makes up seven to partnership

Beachcroft has promoted seven associates to its partnership, with all based around the firm’s regional network. The firm has not made any promotions in its London office, but made up three in Bristol, two in Birmingham and a further two in Leeds. Charlie Bending, Phil Roberts and Simon Arnold have joined the professional and commercial […]

Testing times

Law firms have earned themselves a reputation for occasionally being a little behind the times. It seems like only yesterday that a job at a top firm could be secured by a young man of good breeding freshly come down from Oxford simply by means of a quiet chat between his father and the managing […]

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Homing instinct: Gordon Moir, GHA

From eviction disputes to giving residents a greater say in housing issues, GHA company secretary Gordon Moir is relishing the challenges of his latest role. Andrew Pugh reports Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) company secretary Gordon Moir returned to his native Scotland last year after more than a decade working in the City. While the move […]

Optimism as Addleshaws unfreezes salaries

Addleshaw Goddard has restructured its non-partner bonus arrangement after nobody received the payment last year and, in a sign of greater optimism, has also ended a two-year salary freeze. The firm has introduced a discretionary bonus award for exceptional performance. The pool was calculated at 40 per cent of the amount that would have been […]

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Links lends brollies to wannabe lawyers

Linklaters is looking to add some innovation to the law fair giveaway season by lending umbrellas to students rather than loading them up with freebies. As part of this year’s milk-round, the magic circle firm will be offering students the chance to ’borrow a brolly’, having in the past handed out items such as stationery […]

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