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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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Watson Farley adopts “variable share” partnership structure

Watson Farley & Williams has overhauled its remuneration to fixed-share partners in the wake of HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) national insurance (NI) crackdown. Each of the firm’s London-based non-equity partners has agreed to contribute just over 20 per cent of their remuneration into a separate pooled fund. This will be redistributed to FSPs in the […]

No5 Chambers’ golf team victorious at the Forum of Insurance Lawyers golf day

No5 Chambers’ golf team was victorious at the FOIL golf day at the Warwickshire Golf Club on 23 May 2014. FOIL, the Forum of Insurance Lawyers, is the professional membership organisation representing those engaged in the defence of insurance-related claims. Paul Bleasdale QC, Adam Farrer, Robert Smallwood and James Parks combined well to produce a winning score of […]

No5 organises charity bake-off as part of Birmingham CAB fundraising programme

No5 Chambers recently organised a charity bake-off as part of its fundraising programme in support of Birmingham Citizens’ Advice Bureau (CAB). Sixteen members of staff competed in the event, which raised £524. Emma Cook, head of business development at Birmingham CAB, judged the cakes, pies and pastries. Pete Mottram was awarded ‘Best Looking’ for his […]

MALA and No5 Chambers set to hold family law seminar in Leicester

The Midlands Asian Lawyers Association (MALA), in association with No5 Chambers, is holding a CPD seminar on 20 June 2014 at the City Rooms in Leicester. The seminar will focus on family law. Speakers will include Her Honour Judge Nancy Hillier and No5 family group members Dewinder Birk, Laura Vickers, Heather Popley, Sara McCarthy and […]

Asia calling

Asia may not be the high-growth region that some may have hoped for, but legal talent is still flocking there. Its volatility means there are plenty of potential opportunities, but firms may have to play the long game. Shanghai pioneers in liberalising China’s legal market Asia Pacific associates see partnership promo prospects rise Jun He […]

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