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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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Lawyers force FSA to defend short-selling ‘quick fix’

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has provoked a storm of protest from City law firms with its new rules on short-selling. Since making the shock announcement last week, the regulator has been inundated with questions and yesterday was forced to release a second statement to clarify its position. The new regime, which comes into force […]

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Universities churn out record numbers of top class LLB students

The number of law students graduating with first or upper second class degrees has rocketed by over 100 per cent during the last 20 years, according to a new survey published this month. Southampton Solent university topped the survey with the number of LLB students achieving firsts and 2:1s jumping by an astonishing 496.4 per […]

Bond Pearce shuts down Exeter office

Bond Pearce has begun a restructuring programme that will see it close its Exeter base and transfer 60 staff to offices in Plymouth and Bristol. The cost-cutting measure, which will not lead to any redundancies, coincides with the firm’s move to new City premises in July. Bond Pearce managing partner Victor Tettmar said the firm […]

Making light of reading

Like the lawyers at Pinsent Masons, Tulkinghorn does most of his reading in the office with the white-tiled floor. The cubicle might be small, but it is a good place to get through a Churchill biography or two. Unfortunately, a Pinsent Masons partner recently had a less than relaxing read of his favourite tome in […]

Handy hints

Tulkinghorn is always wary of mock trials, ever since he spent six years in a mock jail for running a mock underground poker ring. But the employment bods at Ledingham Chalmers see no harm in the practice and are hosting a mock tribunal in Aberdeen. Apparently the delegates will witness a variety of scenarios which, […]

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