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Where the true value lies for legal self-service

Recently, BCLP hosted an informative round table discussion with panellists Michael Mills and Richard Seabrook of Neota Logic alongside Catherine Bamford of BamLegal. Use cases, opportunities and best practices for enabling legal self-service in an enterprise environment were discussed with an audience of corporate legal and compliance professionals. Here are some of the most interesting […]

Bermuda – the family office proposition

Bermuda has historically flown beneath the radar when it comes to promoting itself as the ideal location for the establishment of a family office. There are likely a number of reasons for this but one is that Bermuda was often chosen as a domicile for trusts or for the location of a physical family office […]

Data protection challenges of using AI in healthcare

By Robert Breedon, Jocelyn S Paulley AI, machine learning, deep learning, neural networks – call it what you like, there’s a lot of excitement about the ability of software to analyse a lot of data, spot patterns, learn (sometimes independently) and to make conclusions and produce insights that are entirely new. t is not unusual […]

How will virtual reality change the way we plan sustainable, smart cities?

By Dominic Conte, Joe Morris Virtual and augmented reality have come crashing into the real estate industry in the last couple of years, becoming a disruptive force in residential sales and leaving many people asking, what next? We’ve taken a look at some novel and interesting ways in which virtual reality will be used in […]

Introduction of the SEBI (settlement proceedings) regulations, 2018

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), through a notification dated 30 November 2018, has introduced the SEBI (Settlement Proceedings) Regulations, 2018 (Settlement Regulations). The Settlement Regulations, effective from 1 January 2019, will replace the SEBI (Settlement of Administrative and Civil Proceedings) Regulations, 2014 (2014 Regulations). The Settlement Regulations have set out the terms […]

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Fountain Court eyes Singapore launch

Inner Temple set Fountain Court is weighing up whether to open an outpost in Singapore, in a move that further underlines the growing popularity of the Asian arbitration hub. Sources close to the set said chambers had sent a delegation to the jurisdiction and met with the City-state’s regulators to discuss a possible office opening. […]

New provisions for protected trust deeds in Scotland

By Andrew Foyle Under a protected trust deed (PTD), a debtor in Scotland can — as an alternative to formal bankruptcy — put his estate in the hands of a trustee for a fixed period so it can be administered for the benefit of his creditors. In return, the debtor is protected from enforcement action by his […]

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BHP Billiton loses anti-corruption and compliance lawyer to Steptoe & Johnson

Washington DC firm Steptoe & Johnson has drawn in BHP Billiton’s anti-corruption and trade compliance lawyer Jeffrey Cottle as a partner for its London office. The appointment, which will see Cottle join the firm’s international regulation and compliance group at an unconfirmed date, follows Steptoe’s hire of London-based Patrick Rappo, the former joint-head of bribery […]

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Wragge & Co outsourcing deal results in 26 support staff redundancies

Wragge & Co is the latest firm to transfer a cohort of its support staff to third-party provider Intelligent Office, resulting in 26 full-time equivalent (FTE) staff members opting to take voluntary redundancy. When the redundancy consultation kicked off in May 2013, the firm said 30 FTE secretarial and PA roles were at risk due […]

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