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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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Herbert Smith’s longstanding EU/competition head Jonathan Scott has stepped down from the role, with partner Elizabeth McKnight set to take over at the beginning of January. Scott, who has headed the group for 12 years, said that after four terms in the role the time was right to step down. He will continue to hold […]

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Formula 1 was rocked by allegations of design theft this summer. Vanessa Whitman looks at how civil law was used to quickly protect the claimant’s interests It was the most exciting scandal in the world of sport this year, but behind the battle that was played out in the press were the legal processes that […]

Trio of firms win United Biscuits’ panel selection

United Biscuits has completed its first major panel review, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Nabarro and Wragge & Co bagging the three coveted places. All three firms will advise on M&A work. Freshfields will advise primarily on corporate matters, while Nabarro and Wragges will provide full-service offerings, including commercial, competition, litigation, property, employment and IP advice. […]

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