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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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LWD partner heads for accountants

LEADING tax partner Anthony Davis has quit City firm Lovell White Durrant to join Big Six accountancy firm Ernst & Young in April as tax partner in the financial services group. Davis will be joining the firm at partner level, and consequently will not be practising as a solicitor. Ernst & Young has said it […]

In brief: IBA backs UN overseer in libel case

The International Bar Association has written to the Malaysian secretary general, urging him to support a call to the Malaysian government to prevent a libel action brought by two commercial companies in Malaysia against a UN special rapporteur. The companies have each pressed for RM30 million (approximately £7m) in an action which relates to an […]

Decherts plucks six from Mcguires

US firm Dechert Price & Rhoads, which is allied to Titmuss Sainer Dechert, has poached six lawyers from the securities practice of Mcguire Woods Battle & Boothe in Washington DC. The move was led by Wallace Timmeny, senior securities partner at Mcguires and ex-deputy director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement, who […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 28/01/97

Challenge to alteration in VAT assessment arrangements R v Customs and Excise Commissioners ex parte Littlewoods Group (1997) QBD (Tucker J) 14/1/97 Summary: Unsuccessful challenge to Customs and Excise changes in the assessment of VAT on suppliers which accept payment for their goods by instalments. Application for judicial review of the commissioners’ decision contained in […]

In brief: Mackay says no to masonic judges list

The Lord Chancellor, Lord Mackay, has refused a request by the Home Affairs Select Committee to compile a register of judges who are freemasons. The committee is investigating masonic links in the judiciary and police, and chairman Sir Ivan Lawrence told Lord Mackay: “Our difficulty is that there is a perception by the public and […]

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