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Where the true value lies for legal self-service

Recently, BCLP hosted an informative round table discussion with panellists Michael Mills and Richard Seabrook of Neota Logic alongside Catherine Bamford of BamLegal. Use cases, opportunities and best practices for enabling legal self-service in an enterprise environment were discussed with an audience of corporate legal and compliance professionals. Here are some of the most interesting […]

Bermuda – the family office proposition

Bermuda has historically flown beneath the radar when it comes to promoting itself as the ideal location for the establishment of a family office. There are likely a number of reasons for this but one is that Bermuda was often chosen as a domicile for trusts or for the location of a physical family office […]

Data protection challenges of using AI in healthcare

By Robert Breedon, Jocelyn S Paulley AI, machine learning, deep learning, neural networks – call it what you like, there’s a lot of excitement about the ability of software to analyse a lot of data, spot patterns, learn (sometimes independently) and to make conclusions and produce insights that are entirely new. t is not unusual […]

How will virtual reality change the way we plan sustainable, smart cities?

By Dominic Conte, Joe Morris Virtual and augmented reality have come crashing into the real estate industry in the last couple of years, becoming a disruptive force in residential sales and leaving many people asking, what next? We’ve taken a look at some novel and interesting ways in which virtual reality will be used in […]

Introduction of the SEBI (settlement proceedings) regulations, 2018

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), through a notification dated 30 November 2018, has introduced the SEBI (Settlement Proceedings) Regulations, 2018 (Settlement Regulations). The Settlement Regulations, effective from 1 January 2019, will replace the SEBI (Settlement of Administrative and Civil Proceedings) Regulations, 2014 (2014 Regulations). The Settlement Regulations have set out the terms […]

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Shoosmiths is closing its Rugby office and opening another in Milton Keynes as part of a strategic review. Last year the Rugby commercial team moved to Northampton, but it is uncertain what will happen to its remaining five partners and 10 assistants when the office shuts in April. Clifford Chance has poached an in-house lawyer […]

Financing

Stephenson Harwood acted for The Royal Bank of Scotland in relation to a £70m loan which financed the acquisition of a portfolio acquired by Friends First UK Commercial Property. Richard Light

In-house lawyers reject globalism as too costly

Globalisation of law firms merely pushes up costs and offers no guarantee of quality, a straw poll of in-house lawyers has concluded. At The Lawyer’s in-house forum the 70 counsel present were asked if they favoured mass expansion and only one said yes. The thumbs-down may indicate future snubs to many of the City’s largest […]

Cartwrights opens Cardiff office

The new office will be fully staffed and concentrate predominantly commercial and IT law, claims resolution, commercial property and planning and employment law. Partners Nigel H Williams, Richard Ottley, Emrys Parry and Glynis John – who head the relevant departments – are likely to spend at least one day a week at the new office. […]

Carman to decamp before his chambers dissolves in spring

The chambers of leading defamation lawyer George Carman QC is to dissolve. As revealed exclusively on The Lawyer’s website (24 January), 28-tenant New Court Chambers will close its doors for the last time on 20 April. Carman will leave the set before then to join Elizabeth Appleby QC’s 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square, the set currently […]

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