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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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Sold to the highest bidder

It is always the chattels that cause the greatest number of headaches. This is the often-heard comment of solicitors or executors dealing with a deceased’s estate. The damaged, the dirty and the gaudy may be hidden gems or may be just what they appear to be – tiresome bulk to be disposed of. It is […]

'We're not just sipping Claret'

Running the Bar Council in 1995 has been like running the country – big ideas on marketing, modernising and foreign policy, and those on the home front still complain. Rank and file barristers continue to express fears over their future in the face of competition and concern that the council appears not to be heeding […]

Cole flies to US practice

CITY firm Stephenson Harwood is losing high-profile litigation partner Margaret Cole, who has resigned to develop a new litigation practice at the London office of international US firm White & Case. Cole’s departure is seen as a significant loss to Stephenson Harwood. Her assistant, Richard Banforth, is also leaving. “They will be sorry to see […]

Who's sorry now?

There have been few times in the past when the valuing profession has been the subject of such intense scrutiny by the courts. Writ after writ seems to be issued by lenders whose loans of the late 1980s have gone into default and who have only been able to realise the security property at a […]

In brief: Taylor Joynson Garrett sues Touche Ross

The partners of City firm Taylor Joynson Garrett are suing leading accountants Touche Ross for damages for breach of contract and negligence over reports to the Law Society. The writ, just issued for the firm in the High Court by London firm Reynolds Porter Chamberlain, centres on the accountancy firm’s compilation of a report to […]

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