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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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Complaints prompt Law Soc IT guide

The Law Society is to issue a set of guidelines on buying IT for law firms. The guide, which will be distributed in October, comes in response to increasing dissatisfaction with suppliers’ services and a call for greater supplier accountability. Richard Blasdale, IT consultant at Robson Rhodes, said: “The increasing amount of complaints which were […]

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There have been few times in the past when the valuing profession has been the subject of such intense scrutiny by the courts. Writ after writ seems to be issued by lenders whose loans of the late 1980s have gone into default and who have only been able to realise the security property at a […]

In brief: Goldsmith talks on Bar's equality policies

Bar Council chair Peter Goldsmith QC will outline the Bar’s equality policies in a talk for the Association of Women Barristers on 11 September. The talk will also touch on other issues affecting the future of the barristers’ profession. The event is being held in the Smoking Room, Middle Temple, and will cost £5 a […]

College of Law goes on the Internet

The College of Law has launched its own World Wide Web page on the Internet as a means of promoting itself to prospective students. The college’s home page gives users access to information on all courses, including the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test course for overseas lawyers who wish to practise as solicitors in England. The […]

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