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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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Ombudsman pulls up Barnet over summons

Tim Miller reports BARNET Borough Council has come under fire from the Local Government Ombudsman after a poll tax court summons was sent to a resident’s work address. The complainant worked in the finance department of another local authority and the summons was seen by his manager who was the Community Charge Registration Officer. The […]

Royal appointment for ex-Ferranti head

ROYAL Insurance has appointed former Ferranti lawyer Robert Dunkley to head its in-house team. Dunkley will be based in the company’s Liverpool office from where he will also oversee the Royal’s London lawyers. Former Royal legal head Graham Jones has joined Norwich Union and the insurers have recruited Allen & Overy’s Nick Gibbon on secondment […]

Pub fights likely after appeal

Roger Pearson on a publican’s successful challenge against an unpopular lease Publicans from all over the country may head for the courts to challenge controversial business leases, which they claim have been imposed on them against their will, after an Appeal Court victory for a Norwich publican. Julian Maitland-Walker of Charles Russell, who spearheaded the […]

A&O partner heads for Warsaw

ALLEN & Overy partner Stephen Denyer has moved from his London base to head the firm’s Central and Eastern European practice in Warsaw. Denyer, who has controlled the practice from the UK for the past five years, officially takes over in Poland next month. Graham Donnell is returning from Warsaw to rejoin the London corporate […]

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