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What is artificial about ethical AI in legal industry – Everything

By Andy Neill What is ethical AI? In 2017, the Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence was appointed by the House of Lords. Their role is to consider the economic, ethical and social implications of advances in artificial intelligence. As part of their 2017-2019 session report, they suggested the following AI code: 1. Artificial intelligence should […]

Are you a data security weak link?

By Michael Hall Data loss, malware, and hackers; you hear about them all the time, but that has nothing to do with you, right? Sadly, that’s not the case. For legal firms, corporate legal departments and financial institutions who handle massive amounts of confidential data, the threat of breach due to human error is ever-present. Each […]

Inter-branch services – Employee Cost

By Dinesh Agrawal, Ankit A. Shah, Pranay Sahay The Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) in the state of Karnataka, in its order in Columbia Asia Hospitals Private Limited (the Applicant) dated 27 July 2018, made critical observations concerning the taxability of employee cost at a corporate office under Goods and Services Tax (GST). Background The […]

Real Estate Disputes

By Malcolm Simpson What’s the current extent of disputes currently surfacing in the real estate sector? What are some of the most common causes of dispute? To what extent are tough economic conditions and increasing project complexity fuelling real estate disputes? To answer these questions and more, Malcolm Simpson Managing Partner of Walker Morris LLP offers […]

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Harper Macleod offers low rates to clients’ employees

Scottish firm Harper Macleod has launched an innovative benefits package aimed at offering employees of the firm’s key clients a range of services at discounted rates. The new scheme, known as ’employee plus’, offers staff who are employed by Harper Macleod’s clients and their spouses a wide range of services at privileged fee rates, ranging […]

Holman scores ship finance team

Holman Fenwick & Willan has hired a partner and two assistants from Stephenson Harwood to develop its ship finance practice. John Forrester, who was a partner at both Stephenson Harwood and legacy firm Sinclair Roche & Temperley, joins with assistants Ruth Allcoat and Adam Shire. His clients include some of the world’s largest ship finance […]

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There’s no ART to insurance The departure of David Page from Clyde & Co is a tacit admission by the Eastcheap firm that it will no longer target the structured finance end of the insurance business. Clyde & Co officially says there was no disagreement, but a memo seen by The Lawyer makes it clear […]

Slaughters scoops Goldman bid for ISS

Slaughter and May is advising Goldman Sachs Capital Partners on a Nordic private equity bid following a major charm offensive with the house. The magic circle firm is advising Goldman, a member of the PurusCo consortium, on its €2.97bn (£2.03bn) public bid for Danish cleaning company ISS. Slaughters has advised Goldman on several previous deals […]

Herbies bags Fortune’s Allied Domecq purchase

Herbert Smith has won its first instruction from Fortune Brands, the US group that has teamed up with Pernod Ricard to take over Allied Domecq. It is understood that the mandate came following a US referral. Allied Domecq is being advised by Linklaters, while Pernod Ricard has instructed longstanding adviser Macfarlanes. Allied Domecq has a […]

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