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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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Ex-RHM legal head hires Bates Wells

RHM Foodbrands’ former interim legal head has instructed Bates Wells & Braithwaite to represent him in his legal dispute with the company, It is understood that Kevin Mutch has turned to Bates Wells’ head of employment William Garnet for advice after he claims he, and another lawyer, were made redundant by RHM. RHM declined to […]

Vymans invokes HRA to bag land registration case

South East firm Vymans Solicitors has succeeded in reinterpreting the Land Registration Act to bring it in line with the Human Rights Act. The three-partner outfit was acting for long-standing client Beaulane Properties in a case heard in the High Court in March. Beaulane was the owner of a 2.4 acre field near Heathrow Airport, […]

Arnold & Porter adds Thelen duo to expanding NY office

Washington DC’s Arnold & Porter has continued its attack on the New York market with the hire of two Thelen Reid & Priest partners. Securities litigation specialists Richard Swanson and Veronica Rendon joined Arnold & Porter early in April. Swanson was co-chair of his former firm’s corporate and securities litigation group. The pair advise on securities […]

Interbrew in-house reshuffle sparks global legal review

Interbrew UK is gearing up to launch a review of its external lawyers following the restructure of its in-house legal function. Interbrew, whose brands include Boddingtons and Stella Artois, has promoted UK general counsel Deepak Malhotra to general counsel for Western Europe. Malhotra will head an 80-strong team across 13 jurisdictions. Interbrew is now looking […]

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