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HighQ launches AI survey, aiming to sift through the hype

When it comes to artificial intelligence in the legal industry, the number of platform options are soaring with almost 70 companies focused on creating AI-enabled legal technology solutions, according to a LawGeex report. It’s also clear that firms and other businesses will want to evaluate and invest in multiple AI platforms to solve different problems, […]

Angola: The Mining Law Review

By João Afonso Fialho, Ângela Viana Angola is one of the greatest diamond producers in the world and has extensive reserves of valuable natural resources, notably diamonds, gold, iron ore, phosphates, copper, manganese, and many other mineral resources. Unfortunately, the civil war (1975–2002) had a tremendous impact on the mining industry, which was basically put […]

Benefits and perils of permanent health schemes in employment contracts

In the recent case of Awan v. ICTS UK Ltd [2018] 11WLUK 385 (Simler J, President) the EAT confirmed and strengthened previous decisions (Aspden v. Webbs Poultry [1996] IRLR 251, Briscoe v. Lubrizol Ltd[2002] IRLR 607, amongst others) To the effect that a term will be implied into contracts of employment that “once the employee has become entitled to […]

Canadian securities regulators concern on problematic promotional activities by issuers

By Brett A. Kagetsu, Denis G. Silva A recent announcement by Canadian securities regulators demonstrates their growing concern with biased promotional materials, and highlights the risks to issuers when engaging with prospective investors. The regulators state that they are seeing promotional activities by issuers that are either untrue or unbalanced to such a degree that […]

Imprisonment fears allayed for arbitrators and experts involved in UAE-Seated arbitrations

By Courtney Rothery, Robyn Waller Imprisonment fears have been allayed for arbitrators and party-appointed experts involved in UAE-seated arbitrations following the latest amendments to Article 257 of the UAE Penal Code. THE PREVIOUS WORDING OF ARTICLE 257 OF THE UAE PENAL CODE In October 2016 arbitrators and party-appointed experts involved in UAE-seated arbitrations (who may or may not […]

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Solicitors are still not accepting mediation as a method of dispute resolution – that was the view from business at the Centre for Dispute Resolution at its conference last week. At the CEDR awards – in which Baker & McKenzie won the legal category for taking “ADR into the heart of its firm” – Lord […]

'We are made scapegoats' say Irish solicitors over ads furore

The Law Society of Ireland has angrily rejected claims that irresponsible advertising by solicitors has lead to rocketing insurance cover for hospital consultants. The Irish Hospital Consultants’ Association blames “ambulance-chasing solicitors” for the average cost of cover jumping from £800 to £30,000 per annum over the past 10 years. “Ambulance-chasing solicitors, using billboard publicity campaigns, […]

In brief: Kirklees gets Law Society equality prize

The legal department at Kirklees Metropolitan Council has snapped up the Law Society’s annual award for equal opportunities. The award which is designed to promote the interests of equal opportunities within the solicitors profession was won by Kirklees for having the best model equal opportunities policy. Also commended were the African, Carribean and Asian Lawyers […]

Paisners shocked by death of young pensions partner in holiday accident

Staff at Paisner & Co have been devastated by news of the tragic accidental death of pensions partner Graham Hoar aged 33, while on holiday. Hoar, who completed his articles at Paisner & Co in 1988 and was made a partner last year, died in a swimming accident on Monday (Oct 28) while on holiday […]

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