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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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Coopers restocks after Warsaw exodus

ACCOUNTANCY giant Coopers & Lybrand has recruited a second new lawyer to its Polish office in an effort to replenish the team following a walkout last December. Wojciech Nowak started in the office’s eight-member tax and legal department earlier this month, joining senior Dutch lawyer Camiel Van der Meij who was brought in from Coopers’ […]

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Debt collecting IN EIRE

Debt collecting in Southern Ireland is considered, comparatively, more expensive and time-consuming than in most other jurisdictions. Part of the difference that exists between debt recovery practice in Southern Ireland and that in England is attributable to the fact that the Irish District Court deals with matters which would normally be handled by the County […]

How they do it over there

The advice given to creditors generally is that once their own procedures have failed to produce the money owed, the matter should then be passed to the specialists for collection. Solicitors are often considered one of the specialists for debt recovery, provided that the action taken is efficient and objective. Belfast firm White McMillan & […]

The practice of Murphy's law

It was a baptism of fire for Ken Murphy when he took over the role of director-general of the Irish Law Society two months ago. Solicitors advising on tax were included in the so-called “snitchers” law, section 153 of the Finance Bill, to the society’s horror. Murphy’s task was to fight the clause. And fight […]

Dangerous sports boost legal work

THE RISING popularity of dangerous sports is generating a boom in legal work as an increasing number of accident victims bring claims for damages. Sporting law experts predict that more cases will reach the courts as an increasing number of people take part in hazardous pastimes in managed surroundings. Likely plaintiffs include those who take […]

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