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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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A LEADING academic lawyer has warned that the nation’s education process could suffer if the growing trend toward classroom litigation is not halted. The University of Buckingham’s vice dean of law, Jonathan Robinson, says caseload in the area has increased since the late 1980s when the introduction of new statutes and regulations created “a legalistic […]

Dibbs debt merger costs support jobs

DIBB Lupton Broomhead is merging its Bromley and Bradford debt collection offices to improve efficiency. The move will involve the closure of the Bromley office at the end of September. A few Bromley support staff will be offered jobs in Bradford and London, but the rest face redundancy. No solicitors will lose their jobs. Debt […]

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Do Birmingham lawyers believe that there is a place in the city for an Arthur Andersen-style multi-disciplinary practice? “The plan seems to be for a Garrett & Co office to open in every city where there’s an Arthur Andersen office. Obviously, that’s going to have an impact – it’s further competition.” Julian Tonks, senior partner, […]

US firms fish for partners

A US firm is headhunting three City partners to lead phase two of its expansion in the capital. The firm is building off-shore funds, corporate finance and capital markets divisions. An advert from an anonymous firm published last week was looking to poach entire teams from UK top 20 firms. City speculation suggests international practice […]

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The Lawyer is pleased to announce the 1995 Legal National Five-a-Side football tournament in conjunction with Arsenal Football Club. This is the third year of this highly popular event and last season it attracted entries from over 150 teams keen to play in a good cause. The competition is open to all members of the […]

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