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By Andy Neill What is ethical AI? In 2017, the Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence was appointed by the House of Lords. Their role is to consider the economic, ethical and social implications of advances in artificial intelligence. As part of their 2017-2019 session report, they suggested the following AI code: 1. Artificial intelligence should […]

Are you a data security weak link?

By Michael Hall Data loss, malware, and hackers; you hear about them all the time, but that has nothing to do with you, right? Sadly, that’s not the case. For legal firms, corporate legal departments and financial institutions who handle massive amounts of confidential data, the threat of breach due to human error is ever-present. Each […]

Inter-branch services – Employee Cost

By Dinesh Agrawal, Ankit A. Shah, Pranay Sahay The Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) in the state of Karnataka, in its order in Columbia Asia Hospitals Private Limited (the Applicant) dated 27 July 2018, made critical observations concerning the taxability of employee cost at a corporate office under Goods and Services Tax (GST). Background The […]

Real Estate Disputes

By Malcolm Simpson What’s the current extent of disputes currently surfacing in the real estate sector? What are some of the most common causes of dispute? To what extent are tough economic conditions and increasing project complexity fuelling real estate disputes? To answer these questions and more, Malcolm Simpson Managing Partner of Walker Morris LLP offers […]

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In brief: Bingham speaks against mandatory life

The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Bingham, has called for the abolition of mandatory life sentences for murder. Last Friday he told an audience of senior police officers at the Police Staff College that mandatory sentences should be replaced with a discretionary maximum penalty of life imprisonment. Claiming the backing of the senior judiciary, he asked […]

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John Dewi Williams, 44, admitted 1980, and Aidan Neal Harvey, 33, admitted 1992, practising at material time in partnership as John D Williams & Co, Washington, Tyne & Wear, reprimanded and ordered jointly to pay costs of £880. Allegations substantiated they failed to comply with decision of the Compliance and Supervision Committee and had failed […]

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Both individuals and businesses are defrauding the NHS, but preventing the crime is not easy, writes Sally Calverley. Sally Calverley is a commercial and property litigation partner at Capsticks. Every year the National Health Service (NHS) loses £130m of taxpayers’ money through forged prescription forms and patients avoiding prescription charges. Money is also lost when […]

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