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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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Amid the money, suits and skyscrapers of the London legal world, it’s heartening to meet a man still in touch with his humble roots. And Nigel Savage, chief executive of the College of Law, is that man. When it comes to a working lunch, there will be no dim sum or sushi at the Savage […]

Risk Management: Safe conduct

The news that two high-profile Freshfields partners are in hot water for their roles on Philip Green’s M&S bid highlights a whole new culture in the legal profession. It’s all about taking risk management a lot more seriously Last Monday (30 October) the spectre that had been giving partners at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer sleepness nights […]

FAQ

There’s more to becoming a successful lawyer than passing lots of exams. But fear not, the College of Law’s Rachel Harris is here to help Q.Friends are talking about applying for vacation placements: is it essential? A.No, it’s not essential, but is highly recommended as more and more firms are using vacation placements as an […]

Second swoop on McDermott underlines BLP’s shift in focus

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has taken a second employment partner from McDermott Will & Emery as the firm signals a strategic shift in its areas of focus. The hire of partner Rebecca Harding-Hill follows that of McDermott’s employment head Fraser Younson, who joined in mid-September to head BLP’s employment pensions and incentives (EPI) team. The […]

Landmark patent case goes to the Lords

Australian entrepreneur Neal Macrossan is seeking leave to appeal his software patent case in the House of Lords, after the Court of Appeal rejected his bid to patent an automated system to incorporate a UK company. Macrossan’s invention was excluded on the grounds that it was a business method and a computer program. His device […]

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