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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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Breaking the sound barrier

Voice technology systems – those which allow users to create text documents, enter numbers into spreadsheets and even conduct sessions on the Internet using the voice – are likely to greatly improve the productivity of lawyers. A year ago, I tested voice recognition products for The Lawyer, and concluded that “the rapid developments of these […]

Gulf between little and large

This is the seventh year that the management consultancy division of Robson Rhodes has run a legal IT survey. Overall 312 firms, employing over 19,000 lawyers and nearly 20,000 support staff responded to the mailshot. The survey included 58 questions and this summary concentrates on some of the most important results, including an increasing technological […]

Caching in on copyright

The multimedia, colourful part of the Internet, the World Wide Web, is slowing down. Traffic is doubling every nine months and jams are common. The reason for these blockages is simple: 90 per cent of people using the Web are trying to look at the same 50 sites out of a total of around 16 […]

Law Society fails to stop Bar Council's fee system

A new system of graduated fees for Crown Court advocacy work looks likely to be introduced this summer, despite opposition from the Law Society. The scheme, which will introduce common fees for barristers and solicitor advocates for legal aid cases in the Crown Courts, was initiated by the Bar Council. The Bar argues the system […]

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Ingleby v Islington Health Authority – QBD 13 May 1996 Claimant: Christopher Ingleby, Incident: Medical negligence Injuries: Oxygen starvation at birth resulting in cerebral palsy; claimant cannot speak or carry out everyday tasks unaided; will need specialist supervision for the rest of his life; despite disabilities described as a “delightful child” who shows great promise […]

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