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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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Halliwells has contin-ued its raid on DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary’s Liver-pool office with the hire of a fourth partner in 10 months. Banking partner Richard Capper is set to join Halli-wells, rejoining former DLA Piper colleagues Jonathan Brown, Colin Gibbon and Paul Jefferson. The hire means Halliwells’ Liverpool office now has 19 partners, compared with the 15 […]

Greenberg eyes Austin, Seattle launches

Miami-based law firm Greenberg Traurig plans to consolidate on its recent rapid growth by expanding its network into both Austin and Seattle. Following the launch of the firm’s office in Sacramento, California in October, chief executive Cesar Alvarez said the firm was now looking to open in Austin, Texas in order to achieve its target […]

Death alley

Wilberforce Chambers invited a select group of clients and The Lawyer along for a night of 10-pin bowling last Thursday (3 November). All was going swimmingly until suddenly, out of nowhere, a bunch of local hoodies declared war on the bowling alley. The group (Tulkinghorn is reliably informed they were not former clients) started lobbing […]

Taylor Walton walks Timpson beauty parade

South East law firm Taylor Walton has triumphed in a beauty parade to provide legal services to Timpson, the shoe repair and key-cutting chain. The firm beat four other firms to supply all contentious and non-contentious commercial property advice to the retailer, which has 550 retail outlets. The pitch was led by Taylor Walton’s head of commercial property Angela Thomas. […]

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