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What is artificial about ethical AI in legal industry – Everything

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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Short-term options: tenancies at will v licences

By Emna Sfar-Gandoura Landlords who wish to allow short-term, flexible occupation of a property often use tenancies at will or licences to occupy. It is important to recognise the pitfalls as well as the benefits of these arrangements before deciding which to use. Tenancies at will and licences to occupy appear to provide a perfect […]

LOBOs – long-term pain for short-term gain?

Many local authorities and housing associations have taken out ‘LOBO’ (lender option borrower option) loans over the past 15 years. They were particularly popular before 2008 in the ‘boom’ time but are for periods of up 60 or 70 years and so they have potentially long-term ramifications. Following an examination of these products and their […]

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