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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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First member of Finnish Bar past the post in UK transfer test

Nordic lawyer Christina Tolvas-Vincent has become the first member of the Finnish Bar to pass the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test in the UK. After four years with Southampton firm Hepherd Winstanley & Pugh, she can now represent clients in court. The switch was possible following Finland’s entry into the European Community at the start of […]

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Fennell Betson reports Major US software house Microsoft has launched its package for the legal market. Based on its Office suite of applications, it includes access to LawTel, an on-line database of 13,000 case summaries, and to the CompuForms electronic legal forms service. Microsoft business development manager Charles Emes says that law firms are “power […]

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