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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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Helen Sage reports Free computer software will be up for grabs at this year’s Information Systems for Lawyers conference on 27 and 28 February at the London Marriott. Novell Computer Systems will be giving away two sets of Novell Groupware Solution (licensed for 5 users) worth £3,000 each. The solution consists of email, data gathering, […]

Bar in Euro investigation

THE EUROPEAN Commission is investigating charges of restrictive practices at the Bar. The commission confirmed on Friday that Karel Van Miert, the commissioner for competition, had written to the Bar Council asking for details of its code of conduct. But it would not give any details of the allegations levelled against the Bar nor would […]

Young gun to take helm at Lambeth's legal dept

A ‘HIGH FLYER’ in his thirties has landed the newly-created, £74,000 a year, borough solicitor’s job at Lambeth Council. Gerard Curran, 36, will leave Waltham Forest District Council to join Lambeth’s new team of executive directors. Curran’s role will be to steer the council’s legal affairs as well as inject strategic management skills into the […]

City firm challenges Canada hearing for negligence claim

Lawyers defending Clifford Chance against the £610 million action by four Canadian banks in the wake of the Canary Wharf collapse will argue in an Ontario hearing that the action should be fought in the UK. The firm, which denies any liability, has not ruled out a counter claim against Canadian Davies Ward & Beck, […]

In brief: Conference to debate women's rights

Womens’ rights around the world will be the subject of a British Council/Warwick University conference on 26-28 February in Stratford-upon-Avon. A follow up to the Bejing Declaration on Women’s Rights, the conference will take further the debate that the law and legal strategies can play a part in promoting womens’ rights and inclusion within society. […]

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