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By Darran Brennan The World Economic Forum has defined Artificial Intelligence (AI) as an element of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) and something which will change our world and workplaces. This is similar to the changes envisaged during the previous industrial revolutions (let’s not forget the fears of the Luddites) but what is different now […]

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Death of class actions?

Will there ever be a framework for class actions in the UK? Not, argues Russell Jones & Walker partner Richard Langton, if the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) introduces the sweeping reforms proposed by Lord Justice Jackson on civil litigation costs. Langton was in court this morning (15 December) asking Mr Justice MacDuff to approve a […]

A&L Goodbody turns to MOP for IP hire

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Leading construction group Galliford Try has appointed five UK firms to a new legal panel set up to advise on its homebuilding operations. The panel has been created to provide advice to the company’s homebuilding  and affordable housing and regeneration divisions, as well as the group’s UK-based subsidiaries. The homebuilding division operates via five regional […]

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