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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, […]

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Washington DC firm Patton Boggs is understood to be in merger talks with US firm Locke Lord. The news comes days after San Francisco-based Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe confirmed it had begun merger talks with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, a tie-up that would create a $1.4bn US firm with two offices in London (28 October […]

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By Aidan McGuire Immigration into the UK continues to be a hot topic, with the government wanting to reduce net immigration and ensure immigration that does happen is ‘good immigration, not mass immigration’. To achieve this, the Home Office has made a number of changes to the Immigration Rules. They began to take effect on […]

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Top City firm fights off cyber attack

A leading City law firm has fought off sophisticated cyber attacks within the last fortnight, specialists revealed – ramping up fears that hackers view legal practices as a soft underbelly route to stealing sensitive client information. The firm – which has not been named – was alerted to what is known as a ‘drive by’ […]

What’s in an indemnity anyway?

By Kit Burden There is a noticeable trend for the list of ‘indemnified’ losses in IT and outsourcing contracts to be getting longer and longer. Our commercial/ business colleagues and clients see lawyers get very hot under the collar when arguing about them, and yet it can be difficult to articulate quite why this is […]

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