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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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In brief: First Berkshire Medico-Legal meeting

The Berkshire Medico-Legal Society will hold its inaugural meeting at the Reading Holiday Inn at 6.30pm on 7 November. About 90 people are expected to attend the event, which will include talks from barrister Dr Margaret Branthwaite, secretary of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers Roger Goodier, and Institute of Legal Executives president David Pipkin. […]

Got a problem? Ask the family

LIVERPOOL solicitor Kash Mahmood is sitting on a potential new market after the destruction of an old one. The Abenson & Co assistant was called in by his market trader father Shafqat after the premises he sold from were gutted by fire. And the family connection may provide further business, as 18 of his father’s […]

Call for reinforcements

A company trying to sell a product with a naff brand name learns to change it pretty quickly. And so it was that at this year’s AGM in April, the Locum Solicitors Group became the Freelance Solicitors Group. Derek Wilkes, group chair, says: “There is a prejudice against the word ‘locum’. It implies the person […]

Litigation Writs 07/11/95

National Lottery organisers Camelot Group is being sued for damages over its refusal to allow a company to become a lottery retailer. RG Elms and Sons, of Hillingdon, Middlesex, has issued a writ claiming damages for breach of alleged contract last November. It claims that under the contract it was to become a lottery retailer. […]

Archibald Andersen

The merger of major French law firm SG Archibald and the world-wide business consulting group Arthur Andersen continues to generate a lot of heat in France, three years after the event. Much of it is professional rivalry, but the merger is a reminder to the professions that rationalisation will be necessary if it is to […]

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