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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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Battles commence

We’re half-way through the calendar year and The Lawyer’s top ten court battles of 2009 are well under way. The House of Lords will hear two cases this month, one is awaiting judgment from the Law Lords, two and a half have recently settled, another is ongoing, a further two will be heard in October […]

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US firms retain majority of London qualifiers

It is early in the recruitment cycle for US firms, but recent announcements ­suggest that several US firms’ London offices are holding up despite the ­pressures of the downturn. Marcus Franks Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has given jobs to 100 per cent of its newly qualified lawyers in London. To put that into perspective, however, that […]

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Peter Andre turns to Stewarts for court battle with Shackleton

Stephen Foster of litigation boutique Stewarts Law is set for a courtroom showdown with the queen of the celebrity divorce Fiona Shackleton (pictured) after he was formally instructed to act for Peter Andre in his split from Katie Price. Stewarts recruited Foster from Lester Aldridge to launch its divorce practice in 2006. He recently brought […]

Seven-barrister team quits Renaissance Chambers for 4 Paper Buildings

Family law set 4 Paper Buildings has taken on seven barristers from Renaissance Chambers, including leading family silk Henry Setright QC. Setright, the only silk practising from Renaissance Chambers, joins 4 Paper Buildings with barristers Teertha Gupta, Alistair Perkins, Ruth Kirby, Hassan Khan, Jacqueline Renton and Michael Gration. They join the family team under Marcus […]

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