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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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In brief: Dundas & Wilson woos rivals' lawyers

Scottish firm Dundas & Wilson has poached two more lawyers from rival Scottish firms including Graham Sibbald, head of the corporate department at Bird Semple. Sibbald follows close on the heels of venture capital partners Robert Pirrie and Douglas Crawford from Maclay Murray & Spens, which has also lost senior assistant Caroline Ferguson to Dundas […]

Alcoholic lawyers book a passage to dry dock

Barry Pritchard became a solicitor in 1960 but he cannot remember exactly when it was he became an alcoholic. Pritchard can, however, clearly recall when he stopped drinking and started his recovery – 4 July 1984. US Independence Day. For the past 13 years Pritchard has been dealing with his own problem and helping hundreds […]

$10K carrot dangled by Chadbourne

Chadbourne & Parke, the US firm that last year hit the headlines in London with its record-breaking offer of £700,000 for a partner, is offering its associates in New York $10,000 to introduce new associates to the firm. New York partner Jerome Katz said the firm had been unable to fulfil its demand for associates […]

In brief: Ashursts goes the managing partner route

Ashurst Morris Crisp partners have elected Ian Nisse, its current head of international development, to the newly-created role of managing partner. Andrew Soundy will continue as senior partner while Nisse will be responsible for managing the national and international business. Soundy said the enlargement of the firm had led to the decision to share executive […]

Litigation Writs 13/05/97

A man from Harefield, who claims a company pulled out of a deal to lend him £765,000 after he had exchanged contracts to buy property, is suing for compensation. Richard Bowden and Oakland Homes, both of Harefield, are suing Close Brothers, London. The writ claims damages for alleged breach of contract over Close Brothers’ failure […]

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