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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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Legal chief quits Pearson as media giant eyes US market

Pearson, the international media giant, has parted company with its head of legal as it refocuses its operation towards the US. Group legal director and company secretary Paul Vickers has already left the company but a replacement has yet to be found. Pearson is now looking to recruit a US-qualified lawyer to replace Vickers as […]

Case of the week

Mardi Gras bomber Edgar Pearce was finally convicted. Chiswick resident Pearce, who was described during the trial as posing a threat comparable to the IRA, planted home-made bombs as part of a motiveless series of offences, including blackmail, causing an explosion, possession of firearms and unlawful wounding.

The Lawyer is in-house favourite

A survey of in-house lawyers reveals that The Lawyer is by far the most widely read legal publication. The survey of 700 lawyers at 200 in-house departments was conducted at the end of April by legal recruitment consultants, Garfield Robbins in association with The Lawyer. It revealed that 85 per cent of in-house lawyers read […]

Titmuss Sainer enjoys third record growth

Titmuss Sainer Dechert is celebrating its third consecutive year of record fee income growth, which it attributes to its transatlantic alliance. This year fee income increased by 13 per cent, and the two previous years saw a growth of 14 per cent. Until 1996 the firm’s gross fees had not increased by more than 10 […]

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