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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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Shoosmiths to relocate PI and recovery unit after contract win

Shoosmiths & Harrison is planning to relocate the bulk of its personal injury (PI) and uninsured loss recovery (ULR) work to a new office in Basingstoke by the first quarter of the year 2000. Lawyers who refuse to move from the existing operations at Shoosmiths’ Solent and Reading offices face redundancy as those offices will […]

Litigation Personal Injury 21/6/99

Tahseen Safdar Choudry v Hillingdon Health Authority (1999) QBD (Buckley J) 27 May 1999 Claimant: Female, new-born at date of accident; 28 years old at date of settlement. Incident: The claimant was born at the defendant’s hospital in January 1971. During the course of her delivery she was starved of oxygen and was born asphyxiated. […]

Scuffle of the week

Saatchi and Saatchi faces a $10m (u6m) lawsuit for making a bad television advertisement, which left its client very unhappy. The advert for Just For Feet, a sports shoe chain, was condemned after it showed a black man running barefoot while being pursued by white men who caught him, drugged him and placed a pair […]

SIF accused in phone poll row

Opponents of the Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF) are accusing the insurer of attempting to justify its existence via a “half-baked and amateurish” phone poll. SIF is believed to have engaged market research company ORC International to canvass solicitors’ views on professional indemnity. The move follows a postal ballot in which 70 per cent of voters […]

Widow of veteran sues for compensation

A St Helens woman is accusing the authorities of negligence in the prison suicide of her husband, reports Roger Pearson. The widow of Gulf War veteran John Callaghan, who hanged himself in Strangeways prison, is taking the MoD, the Home Office and the St Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust to the High Court in a […]

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