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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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RPC takes on multi-million pound dispute against Mittal on CFA basis

RPC is preparing to bring a multi-million pound claim for Indian businessman Manmohan Varma against Britain’s richest man, Lakshmi Mittal, on a conditional fee arrangement (CFA). The dispute between Varma and the ArcelorMittal CEO is set to be one of the biggest cases to hit the courts next year, with a two-week trial set down […]

EU/ EC imposes fines for cathode ray tube cartels

The European Commission (EC) recently fined seven international company groups with a total fine of around €1.47bn for two distinct cartels related to cathode ray tubes (CRTs) used in colour television sets and computer monitors. The investigation was initiated after a leniency application by one of the cartel members. The cartel concerned price-fixing, market-sharing, production […]

Competition Commission investigation into Ryanair given green light

The Court of Appeal (CoA) has cleared the way for the Competition Commission (CC) to continue its investigation into Ryanair’s minority stake in rival airline Aer Lingus. The ruling, handed down today (13 December 2012), saw the CC and Aer Lingus successfully defend the commission’s right to investigate the stake. Monckton Chambers’ Daniel Beard QC […]

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