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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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Philip Langford, senior partner at London firm Edward Lewis, has quit at the same time as the firm announced a new management structure. Langford, who is going to Goodman Derrick, is replaced by senior litigation partner Tony Collins who becomes chair of the partnership. Langford, who led the corporate group, is the second senior departure […]

Knights of Camelot

From every point of view, the National Lottery has proved more significant than most of us envisaged. Its turnover has been four or five times greater than anticipated, and every hope and fear has been proportionally inflated. Much anxiety is expressed about the independence of the National Lotteries Charities Board (NLCB) and the degree to […]

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Pasfield v South Essex Health Authority – QBD 20 May 1996 Claimant: Maureen Pasfield, 55 Incident: Medical negligence Injuries: Claimant, an auxiliary nurse, slipped on wet grass and fractured her ankle and lower leg; claimed she was fitted with a “tubigrip” bandage, prescribed painkillers and told to exercise her ankle, when she should have been […]

Papers battle it out to be true Euroopean

AS the beef war brings out a flurry of anti-European headlines, two publications are fighting in the courts to be the true European. The ‘what’s-in-a-name’ battle between the The European and The Economist is far from over. Earlier this year, in the High Court’s Chancery Division, Mr Justice Rattee threw out The European’s claim that […]

Anti-Mears candidates contest Law Society seats

Controversial City lawyer David McIntosh, a fierce opponent of Law Society president Martin Mears, has been elected unopposed to a society council seat in London. Elsewhere, by-elections for council seats are being contested by both Mears supporters and his detractors. The Westminster constituency is being contested by Robert Roscoe and pro-Mears candidate Arnold Rosen. Out […]

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