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What is artificial about ethical AI in legal industry – Everything

By Andy Neill What is ethical AI? In 2017, the Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence was appointed by the House of Lords. Their role is to consider the economic, ethical and social implications of advances in artificial intelligence. As part of their 2017-2019 session report, they suggested the following AI code: 1. Artificial intelligence should […]

Are you a data security weak link?

By Michael Hall Data loss, malware, and hackers; you hear about them all the time, but that has nothing to do with you, right? Sadly, that’s not the case. For legal firms, corporate legal departments and financial institutions who handle massive amounts of confidential data, the threat of breach due to human error is ever-present. Each […]

Inter-branch services – Employee Cost

By Dinesh Agrawal, Ankit A. Shah, Pranay Sahay The Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) in the state of Karnataka, in its order in Columbia Asia Hospitals Private Limited (the Applicant) dated 27 July 2018, made critical observations concerning the taxability of employee cost at a corporate office under Goods and Services Tax (GST). Background The […]

Real Estate Disputes

By Malcolm Simpson What’s the current extent of disputes currently surfacing in the real estate sector? What are some of the most common causes of dispute? To what extent are tough economic conditions and increasing project complexity fuelling real estate disputes? To answer these questions and more, Malcolm Simpson Managing Partner of Walker Morris LLP offers […]

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Sex, race and disability claim payouts total £4m

Compensation totalling more than £4m was paid out by employers last year in compensation for sex, race and disability discrimination cases. The figures are published in the latest edition of the Equal Opportunities Review, which examines discrimination cases brought in England and Wales. The total number of successful cases brought to employment tribunals was 376, […]

Personal injury law firm network to launch in London

A new network of London firms is being launched to give personal injury advice across the capital. London Accident Link intends to provide local expertise to accident victims. By calling a freephone number they will be directed to a local lawyer drawn from 24 London firms who can offer advice and help in pursuing a […]

Gowlings gifts Morgan Cole client Vanguard

Morgan Cole is celebrating after winning Canadian terrorist defence company Vanguard Response Systems as a client. The firm advised Vanguard on its first foray into the UK, the C$35m (£14.8m) acquisition of terrorist device suppliers PW Allen Holdings. The company will focus on developing technologies to combat terrorism. The instruction came following an introduction from […]

Lovells and Lewis Silkin return to fray in Villalba

Lovells and Lewis Silkin were back in action in Croydon last week as Merrill Lynch began its defence of former banker Stephanie Villalba’s £7.5m claim for sex discrimination. The tribunal hearing began in early June but was suspended on 22 June. It recommenced last Tuesday (31 August) with Villalba’s cross-examination by Fountain Court Chambers’ Nicholas Underhill […]

Byrne and Partners

Byrne and Partners, an independent six-partner boutique specialising in commercial litigation, was founded on high aspirations. “We aren’t yet a name in the marketplace that everyone thinks of first, but that’s what we’re aiming for,” says partner Matthew Frankland. “We want to be the pre-eminent business crime firm, offering real solutions to real problems and […]

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