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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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In brief: Quinn joins Mischon de Reya

Lawyers for Persons with a Learning Disability chair Anthony Quinn has become a consultant with London commercial firm Mischon de Reya. And Mischons’ head of private client work Christopher Allen has been signed as a consultant to Anthony Quinn & Co which recently moved to Mischons’ Southampton Row address. “Anthony Quinn has extensive experience in […]

Scots to unveil training shake-up

THE LAW Society of Scotland will unveil radical proposals this week on the training of young lawyers and protecting the public from inexperienced sole practitioners. The proposals include revising the diploma on legal practice, delivering it through a new Law Society college rather than five main universities, increased monitoring of training, and banning newly-qualified solicitors […]

Calcutt warns on EU directive

European draft takeover laws would threaten the UK Takeover Panel’s relationship with the courts and could lead to tactical litigation to delay the system, according to David Calcutt QC, the panel’s chairman. Brussels has been sitting on various forms of the draft Takeover Directive, for several years. “There may one day come a day when […]

UK Trade Marks Act 1994: A Practical Guide John Groom et al Longman u35

‘The UK Trade Marks 1994: A Practical Guide’ has been written by four leading members of the Institute of Trade Mark Agents: John Groom, Richard Abnett, Jeremy Pennant and Adrian Spencer. It provides a useful guide to the provisions of the Trade Marks Act 1994 and contains a detailed, well constructed analysis of the key […]

Force feeding clarfied

The Court of Appeal has ruled on the rights of health authorities to force feed patients who refuse food and drink. Lords Justices Neill, Hoffmann and Henry upheld the Family Division ruling of Justice Thorpe allowing Croydon Health Authority to force feed a woman in its care.

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