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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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No longer do music lawyers have briefs, they have “gigs”. Such is the flow of “stars” wandering in and out of the Royal Courts of Justice, that it is taking on the appearance of Wembley Stadium. Thankfully, those nice young men from Oasis (a rock and roll band from Manchester M’lud) secured a settlement on […]

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New Act will slow divorce proceedings

SOLICITORS Family Law Association (SFLA) chairman David Salter is warning that the end of quick divorces in England and Wales will cause international clients to “forum shop”, or seek divorce abroad. The Family Law Act, due to come into force next Spring, replaces the existing fault-based divorce laws with “no fault” provisions, which require couples […]

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“He’s not in the office today he’s in the London office.” – The secretary to senior partner of Halliwell Landau, Roger Lancaster, when asked whether Lancaster could confirm rumours that the firm was opening a London office.

…as it prepares for law firm cull

A leading insurer is demanding to know the financial details of nearly 100 firms, sparking fears that its overgrown panel is about to be slashed. A letter, in the form of a pro forma spreadsheet, issued by recently merged insurer CGU, requires firms to provide financial and operational data for 1998. Alistaire Layland, project leader […]

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