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By Graham Richardson Faster decision-making, cost savings and fewer errors – robots and AI are already benefiting law firms and their clients, with many exciting developments still to come In the age of robots, AI and automated law, the role and outputs of the in-house team is about to experience its own ‘big bang’. No longer […]

Cyber security – Reputational, enforcement and litigation risks

By Jake McQuitty, David Cook It seems like barely a week goes by without a high-profile data breach being reported on the front pages of our newspapers. Hacking and cyberattacks appear to be becoming more commonplace and involving an ever-increasing range of wrongdoers: from vandals to nation states and terrorist groups. The risk around cyberattacks has been […]

Forging a global disputes practice for the digital age

By Paul Worth ‘There is no such thing as a digital strategy, just strategy in a digital world’  It is hard to argue with the well-rehearsed marketing strapline above in sectors such as retail, but to what extent is it true of a global disputes practice? A review of The Lawyer Global Litigation Top 50 2018 […]

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Covid-19 – charity AGM restrictions in the Isle of Man

The COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions place unprecedented difficulties on Isle of Man registered charities holding their Annual General Meeting (AGM). Due to the recent implementation of measures regarding social distancing, isolation and restrictions on travel and movement, the logistics of a charity holding an AGM in the usual manner is not possible. The Isle of Man Attorney General has issued some guidance to assist Manx charities over the coming months.

Putting the court before the horse – an unusual case of a developer seeking High Court intervention before determination of planning appeal

In the recent case of T&P Real Estate Limited v The Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Sutton [2020] EWHC 879 (Ch) Deputy Master Bowles described the background to the claim, and the application before him, as “…for a non-planner, not wholly straightforward”. In fairness, even for a planner, the subject matter of the claim is not uncomplicated involving as it did consideration of the interpretation, and effect of, an Article 4 Direction made in relation to the exercise of permitted development rights.

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