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It’s important not to confuse no-code for no-knowledge – there are still important aspects to AI automation that you need to understand to succeed. If you are a lawyer and reading this blog post then you will likely be exploring online topics such as automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning, along with other innovative new […]

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Allen & Gledhill raids Rajah & Tann for five-partner team

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Ex-Dewey chief Davis to pay $500k settlement to resolve claims

Former Dewey & LeBoeuf chairman Steve Davis is set to pay $511,145 (£335,000) to the defunct firm’s liquidation trust to resolve claims against him in relation to the US outfit’s dramatic collapse last year. Davis has reached a settlement with the liquidation trustee under which he will pay his standard contribution to the partner contribution […]

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Copyright body Fact to reveal first GC after Wiggin secondment

The Federation Against Copyright Theft (Fact) is gearing up to unveil its first-ever general counsel, whose appointment is expected to be announced in the coming week. The trade organisation, established in 1983 to protects members’ IP rights, is understood to have recruited from another in-house position to fill the new role. His appointment from 1 […]

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