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By Darran Brennan The World Economic Forum has defined Artificial Intelligence (AI) as an element of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) and something which will change our world and workplaces. This is similar to the changes envisaged during the previous industrial revolutions (let’s not forget the fears of the Luddites) but what is different now […]

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End of an era as Bakers’ Senior leaves firm

Gary Senior, the former managing partner of Baker McKenzie’s London office, has left after more than 30 years at the firm. Bakers confirmed that veteran corporate partner Senior left the firm on the 30 June. He joined in 1984 as a trainee, before being made partner in 1992. He served as managing partner of the London […]

Hausfeld heads up BMW’s cartel claim in the High Court

Litigation boutique Hausfeld has filed a class action claim in the High Court for German car manufacturer BMW against two maritime transport companies, which were fined by the European Commission earlier this year for price-fixing. The firm filed the claim on 10 July in what is its third major class-action case, following earlier work against […]

Barristers provide local authorities with planning advice and updates

Over 100 local authority planning delegates have benefited from the expertise of top barristers following a series of advisory seminars. No5 Barristers’ Chambers Planning Group has hosted the Local Authorities Seminar Series in London, Bristol, Leicester and Leeds aimed at providing up-to-date information on planning and development as well as sessions dedicated to enforcement updates, with […]

Linklaters and Jones Day lose appeal in Mastercard/Visa battle

Jones Day, Linklaters and Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy have failed to secure victory for clients Mastercard and Visa in their ongoing row with British retailers over interchange fees. In February 2017, Mr Justice Popplewell threw out a £450m claim made on behalf of retailers such as ASDA and Morrisons alleging that Mastercard charged anti-competitive […]

Michael Burrows QC prosecutes extradited murderer

Michael Burrows QC, a member of the Criminal Law Group of No5 Barristers’ Chambers, acted for the prosecution in the case of an extradited takeaway worker found guilty of murdering his employer. Masoud Esmailian, 46, was stabbed at his West Bromwich flat by Andrei Ilie, who fled the country on the same day. Ilie asked for […]

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