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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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Andersens lawyer opts for Addleshaw Booth

The fourth partner to quit Andersen Legal’s Sydney practice in as many weeks is returning to the UK to join Addleshaw Booth & Co’s fledgling London office. UK M&A lawyer Tim Bee, who has been with Andersens for two years, will join the 88-partner firm in November. Earlier this month it emerged that three partners […]

Couderts poaches top PwC partner

Coudert Brothers’ London office has lured PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) top European competition partner to launch its London competition practice. Alastair Gorrie is director of PwC’s European law department and head of its European commercial and competition law network. He joins Couderts from his base at Bogaert & Vandemeulebroeke, the big five accountants’ Brussels law firm. Gorrie […]

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Cases from LAWTEL’s PI Quantum Database. Contact Deborah Talbot on 0171 970 4823. Louise Brant v Royal Leicestershire Rutland & Wycliffe Society for the Blind (1999) Lincoln County Court (Mr Recorder Butler) 14 October 1999 Claimant: Female, married, 22 years old at date of accident; 27 years old at date of trial. Incident: The claimant […]

This week

It’s bonanza week for employment lawyers and their clients as Lord Irvine’s reforms to employment tribunals kick in. As of 29 October, the cap on compensation for unfair dismissal cases rises from £12,000 to £50,000.

MP calls for probe into 'racist' CPS

An MP is demanding an inquiry over alleged comments the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) made to a senior crown prosecutor, after she won a race discrimination case against the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). Maria Bamieh is awaiting the outcome of a second claim following continued frustration of her promotion efforts (The Lawyer, 14 June). […]

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