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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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Review calls for overhaul of bar complaints system

A wide-ranging review of the bar’s complaints-handling process has called for the implementation of 52 recommendations in a bid to address significant weaknesses in the current system. The review, by the independent complaints commissioner of the Bar Standards Board (BSB) Rob Behrens, is the result of a 10-month programme of research and interviews designed to […]

Last drags at Lovells

Oh the iniquity of it all. Not even lawyers, it seems, are immune to the Government’s wide-ranging slashing of civil liberties. For, with less than two days to go before the smoking ban comes into effect, poor Lovells is being forced to shut the door on its skiving… sorry… smoking room for the final time. […]

White & Case hires boost capital markets team

White & Case has made a triple hire for its London banking and capital markets group, raiding Allen & Overy (A&O), Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Clare Calver, until now an associate at A&O, joins the firm’s partnership while former EBRD counsel Massimo Galli and former Cadwalader […]

Maclays pleased with 12 per cent growth

Maclay Murray & Spens has unveiled significant increases in both turnover and profit in its annual results for 2006/07. Turnover at the 72-partner firm rose 12 per cent to £54.3m, up from last year’s record £48.3m. Average profit per equity partner (PEP) is yet to be finalised but is expected to be around £315,000, also […]

Italian boutique launches in Brussels

Italian independent Negri-Clementi Toffoletto Montironi & Soci (NCTM) has launched its first international office, opening in Brussels. NCTM has sent antitrust partner Domenico Gullo to run the office, which will focus on advice to Italian companies on competition and EU law matters. The firm’s client base features investment banks and technology and insurance companies. Name […]

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