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What is artificial about ethical AI in legal industry – Everything

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: Scottish legal hotline launched

The Law Society of Scotland has launched its “Dial-a-Law” telephone hotline with 24-hour pre-recorded information on any of more than 40 topics and day-time operators to refer callers to a local practice.

Financing

Norton Rose advised the Toronto-Dominion Bank on the NLG1.1bn and US$125m financings for cable operator United Pan-Europe Communications NV, advised by Theodore Goddard. The funds were used to buy out the interests of Philips Electronics NV, advised by White & Case.

No Orricks merger

Merger talks between San Francisco-based Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe and New York’s Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine have collapsed, in spite of the resolution of a conflict problem reported in The Lawyer on 3 March. The collapse is believed to be due to disagreement over some commercial aspects of the deal. Despite this, Orrick Herrington […]

New set in Newcastle

A new chambers has been set up in Newcastle which specialises in employment law. Milburn House Chambers in Dean Street has two tenants both former tenants of New Court Chambers and a pupil. Head of chambers, Paul Cape, said he believed that it was the only specialised employment set outside of London. “Leaving New Court […]

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