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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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Clifford Chance has ramped up its white-collar crime capabilities with the hire of Russell Jones & Walker (RJW) financial fraud star Judith Seddon. The move follows the departure ;of ;RJW’s Manchester fraud head Neill Blundell, who joined Eversheds in May (The Lawyer, 6 May). Clifford Chance head of litigation Nicholas Munday said Seddon would join […]

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Crispin Rapinet has been elected as Asia and Middle East managing partner at Lovells. He will have overall responsibility for the firm’s seven offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City and Dubai. MOVE OF THE WEEK CMS Hasche Sigle managing partner Cornelius Brandi has been made hairman of the CMS […]

Lawyer to lawmaker

Political ‘lobbyists’ once had a dubious reputation in Ireland, but the government’s policy of engagement now gives law firms the chance to get involved in public affairs and influence legislation. With ;the ;volume, complexity and scope of legislation growing, engagement with the policy-making and legislative processes is imperative for those seeking to influence the shape […]

Hammonds: 2 out of 3

Hammonds managing partner Peter Crossley’s mantra is “business, business, business”. Top of the PEPs Revenue PEP Table Hammonds managing partner Peter Crossley’s mantra is “business, business, business”. Crossley prides himself on managing his lawyers not as part of a profession but as part of a business. And like with many businesses in the current climate, […]

Too chicken for hot potato?

Until laws on divorce and cohabitants are brought into the 21st Century injustice will continue, says Julian Lipson Let’s face it. Reforming family law is rarely a vote winner. How often have family lawyers been handbagged for supporting the lot of the unwed mother, the same-sex partner or the abolition of fault-based divorce? The Press […]

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