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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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HR survey: Manches

HR headLynne Harris. Trainee retention rate 80 per cent. Assistant attrition rate12 per cent. Salary rangeNQ – £43,000;Senior associate – £75,800. BonusesAvailable to fee-earners annually, paid in three instalments and determined by individual and group targets. Training Internal training and external courses available. AppraisalsFormal annual appraisals. Appraisee fills out standard form relating to performance. Discussion […]

Triumph of the mid-market

This was the year of the mid-size. When Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) released its 40 per cent profits hike in May, some thought it was a blip. It wasn’t. The Lawyer’s top 50 is a preview of The Lawyer UK100, out in September. Most figures are still provisional at this stage, so readers should refer […]

Cobbetts merges with Wilbrahams in Leeds

Cobbetts has announced its third merger in just eight months. The firm is set to join up with Leeds-based planning boutique Wilbraham & Co on 1 September. The move follows Cobbetts’ mergers with Birmingham’s Lee Crowder in May and with Fox Brooks Marshall in Manchester last November. Wilbrahams’ five partners will all enter Cobbetts’ equity, […]

MCI gets its man for EMEA post

Recovering telecoms giant MCI has finally appointed a new general counsel for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), 10 months after former chief Stuart Blythe left for Viatel. Xavier Dedullen, the general counsel of Carrier1 International, will take charge of a legal team that has been decimated by recent departures. Acting legal head and […]

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