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Bermuda – the family office proposition

Bermuda has historically flown beneath the radar when it comes to promoting itself as the ideal location for the establishment of a family office. There are likely a number of reasons for this but one is that Bermuda was often chosen as a domicile for trusts or for the location of a physical family office […]

Data protection challenges of using AI in healthcare

By Robert Breedon, Jocelyn S Paulley AI, machine learning, deep learning, neural networks – call it what you like, there’s a lot of excitement about the ability of software to analyse a lot of data, spot patterns, learn (sometimes independently) and to make conclusions and produce insights that are entirely new. t is not unusual […]

How will virtual reality change the way we plan sustainable, smart cities?

By Dominic Conte, Joe Morris Virtual and augmented reality have come crashing into the real estate industry in the last couple of years, becoming a disruptive force in residential sales and leaving many people asking, what next? We’ve taken a look at some novel and interesting ways in which virtual reality will be used in […]

Introduction of the SEBI (settlement proceedings) regulations, 2018

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), through a notification dated 30 November 2018, has introduced the SEBI (Settlement Proceedings) Regulations, 2018 (Settlement Regulations). The Settlement Regulations, effective from 1 January 2019, will replace the SEBI (Settlement of Administrative and Civil Proceedings) Regulations, 2014 (2014 Regulations). The Settlement Regulations have set out the terms […]

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Litigation Writs 01/04/97

A woman from Winslow in Buckinghamshire is being taken to the High Court in a dispute over a will. Timothy Trusted, of London SW1, has issued a High Court writ against Susan Fennell. The writ says Trusted is the sole proving executor in the last will of Eileen Muriel Trusted, late of Little Hoewyck, Fenhurst, […]

In brief: West end practice Keene Marsland folds

Two-partner West End firm Keene Marsland closed last week with the move of one of its partners to London media and entertainment specialists Harbottle & Lewis. Bob Mitchell, who this week joins Harbottle & Lewis as a senior associate in the sports law department, said the split with his partner John Deane was amicable, after […]

Eversheds' £7m Elite system ready for work

Elizabeth Davidson reports CITY firm Eversheds’ London, Jersey and Brussels offices “went live” for the first time last week with the Elite practice management system, in what is believed to be the biggest installation of its kind in the world. Eversheds is to invest £7m in the project over a five-year period and, last Monday, […]

Norwich firm returns to its roots

Norwich law firm Fosters is going back to a traditional partnership structure this week, four years after having scrapped the concept of partners in a radical restructuring that won plaudits. “Increasingly the firm realised it was missing something,” said managing partner Andrew Saul, who in 1993 oversaw the introduction of a four-strong management board to […]

Hammonds hit by Gale blow

Leading insolvency lawyer Stephen Gale is negotiating to leave Hammond Suddards after 11 years as a partner, to help Herbert Smith build up a corporate recovery unit. Gale, currently head of the firm’s 34-lawyer corporate recovery team, moved from Masons in Hong Kong in 1986 to help Hammonds’ insolvency partner Chris Jones build up the […]

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