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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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The impostor

Tarlo Lyons’ Nigel McEwan says he’s never really understood law. So it’s just as well that the role of managing partner is right up his street Nigel McEwan is, he claims, a rubbish lawyer. The managing partner of Tarlo Lyons just never got a handle on how to analyse a legal problem, which may give […]

Hammonds launches mediation capability

Hammond Suddards Edge has launched a mediation initiative entitled Hammonds Mediation. The firmwide scheme has been established to raise the profile of the mediation activities undertaken by Hammonds.The initiative has been championed by commercial dispute resolution partner Charles Middleton-Smith. He will lead a team of dedicated partners and other fee-earners, all of whom are accredited […]

House of Lords to judge Porter misconduct case

The question of whether Dame Shirley Porter is guilty of wilful misconduct over the sale of Westminster housing stock will be decided by the House of Lords in a hearing beginning this week.The Court of Appeal in 1999 found Porter, then leader of Westminster City Council, and deputy leader David Weeks, not guilty of wilful […]

Westminster Council felled by Beachcrofts

Beachcroft Wansbro-ughs last week successfully defeated an appeal by Westminster City Council to the House of Lords, arising out of the principles of recoverable loss in nuisance.The Lords ruled that local authorities must act quickly on residential complaints or risk harsher treatment in the courts.Beachcrofts partner Rachel Bolt, who heads the firm’s London household property […]

Law Society international chief quits for CCBE European post

Jonathan Goldsmith, director of the Law Society’s International Directorate, will stand down on 1 January 2002 to become secretary-general of the Council of the Bars and Law Societies of the European Union (CCBE). The CCBE’s role is to develop the integration of European lawyers at EU level.Goldsmith said: “Everyone agrees that my current job is […]

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