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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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Needs of individuals come top of agenda, says world network

LONDON firm Palmer Cowen has initiated a new association of international law firms which will focus on the needs of individual businesspeople as well as multi national companies. Law Link has member firms in Bahrain, Lebanon, India, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Germany, France, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UK. Palmer Cowen, which […]

In brief: Chancery Lane launches planning directory

All members of the Law Society’s planning panel, comprising specialist solicitors who provide legal representation for members of the public, developers and other organisations, have been listed in a national directory. The Law Society says the publication will increase public awareness of the importance of seeking professional legal advice when faced with planning law matters […]

Are you hooked?

Professional firms providing legal, trust and company services in leading offshore centres cannot ignore the potential of the Internet. Until recently, it might have been argued that the jury was still out on the extent of the Internet’s role as a business communications tool. For some, it was destined to remain the preserve of academics […]

In brief: Lord Taylor heads Victim Support event

Lord Taylor, the Lord Chief Justice, is the guest speaker at the reception marking the development of Victim Support’s Crown Court Witness Service. The event is being held at Newcastle Crown Court on 12 April and will also include representatives of the judiciary, criminal justice organisations and Victim Support. The service was set up to […]

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First for sole advocate in civil appeal

LONDON lawyer David Price claims to be the first solicitor advocate to have acted as the sole advocate within the civil division of the Courts of Appeal. Price, of David Price & Co, appeared as advocate for the respondent in an appeal brought by the City of London Police. The case followed Price’s client, Nigel […]

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