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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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Halliwells has taken on Nicola Loadsman as a partner in its Sheffield dispute resolution team. Move of the week She joins from Nabarro, where she was a partner. Loadsman, who is a member of the firm’s insurance department, focuses her practice on areas including product liability. Neil Thompson, head of the firm’s Sheffield office, said: […]

QEB Hollis moves to the City in spirit of competitive advantage

Criminal set QEB Hollis Whiteman is to swap the Inns of Court for the City in an effort to expand its ­regulatory and white-collar crime practices. The set is departing from bar tradition by opening an office on London’s Cannon Street. “Diversification is our watchword,” said the set’s Mark Ellison QC, adding that the move […]

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QEB acts for Cheryl and Ashley as the Coles head to divorce courts

Specialist family set QEB has been instructed to act on both sides of the celbrity divorce of pop star Cheryl Cole and her footballer husband Ashley. QEB silk Lucy Stone QC has been instructed by Joyce Smyth of Smyth Barkham to represent Cheryl. Cheryl’s soon-to-be ex-husband has brought in Berwin Leighton Paisner partner Graham Shear, […]

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Camerons PEP dives below £500,000 as turnover dips 11 per cent

CMS Cameron McKenna has seen its profits suffer a double-digit drop for the second year running after announcing its results to partners. Profits per equity partner (PEP) at the firm have fallen 18 per cent to £453,000 in 2009-10, after standing at £554,000 last year. That figure was 15 per cent down on 2007-08’s £655,000, […]

A&L Goodbody promotes four and poaches one from local rival

Irish firm A&L Goodbody has added five to its partnership, making up four lawyers in Dublin and hiring a partner in Belfast from rival Arthur Cox. In the Dublin office corporate specialists Paul Fahy and Alan Johnston, litigation and dispute resolution lawyer Kenan Furlong and funds lawyer Niamh Ryan were all admitted to the partnership. […]

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