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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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Wessing in crisis as four more jump ship

Andersen Luther becomes refuge for Wessing teams as internal dissent sparks more walkouts Embattled German law firm Wessing is losing four more partners to Andersen Legal’s German arm Andersen Luther as dissension within the Düsseldorf office grows.`M&A partner Alexander Schröder-Frerkes and competition and energy partner Jan Byok are joining Andersens’ Düsseldorf office. They will be […]

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With the legal aid budget slashed and the NHS claims increasingly complex, the Royal College of Nursing’s legal department is being forced to rely on outside advisers to make up the numbers. Naomi Rovnick reports The Royal College of Nursing (RCN), which sits just off Harley Street, has just been refurbished, although it is hard […]

Morgan Lewis coaxes clerks into pro bono

Morgan Lewis & Bockius is offering its summer clerks money to stay out of the office. `The firm has asked its 124 summer clerks in six offices to spend the second half of their 10-12 week clerkship doing public interest work.`Their summer salaries will continue throughout the programme, at between $1,700 (£1,227) to $2,400 (£1,732) […]

In-house pupillages leave the market cold

Only one firm of solicitors in England and just two private companies in the UK have been authorised to carry out pupillage training, two years after legislation was introduced to widen training provision to outside chambers. `Entry to the independent bar is extremely competitive. But the Access to Justice Act aimed to open up opportunities […]

Nottingham lands contract to train solicitor-advocates

The Nottingham Law School has won a solicitor-advocate training contract on behalf of a consortium of top 20 law firms. `It beat the Inns of Court School of Law and the College of Law to win the work for Ashurst Morris Crisp, Slaughter and May, Norton Rose and Simmons & Simmons.`The main reason for forming […]

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