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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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Scots judges back sentencing system

High Court judges in Scotland have welcomed the development of a computer-based sentencing information system (SIS), according to a feasibility report carried out by Strathclyde University Law School. Sentencing information systems are designed to help judges by revealing sentencing patterns for cases involving similar offences and offender characteristics. The recently published report concludes that developing […]

Linetime seminars

Linetime is holding one-to-one seminars on the impact of IT on practice management. Delegates may concentrate on issues affecting their practice or request specific advice on Linetime products. The first two seminars are in Manchester and Liverpool, on 23 and 24 October respectively. Call Rachel Rowling on 0113 250 0020.

Judge attacks plan to kill appeals body

A JUDGE has attacked Government plans to abolish the Independent Tribunals Service (ITS) in the latest of a series of judicial complaints about the erosion of the judiciary’s independence. His Honour Judge Keith Bassingthwaighte, who is president of the ITS, the UK’s largest judicial appeals handling body, has spoken out against a proposal to scrap […]

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