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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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Let us work for free, say Brussels-based lawyers

In a rare show of unity trainees across nine international law firms have banded together to call for the establishment of a pro bono committee for UK lawyers based in Brussels. A group of 10 trainees from Clifford Chance, CMS Cameron McKenna, Coudert Brothers, Dechert, Eversheds, Linklaters, Lovells, Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw and Nabarro […]

Barclays picks CC and Dentons for African panel

Clifford Chance and Denton Wilde Sapte have won places on Barclays’ first international panel for its African operations. Mark Edwards, general counsel for Barclays Africa, said the two UK firms, along with US firms Shearman & Sterling and Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft, had been selected because of their existing relationships with Barclays in London and […]

The work-life quiz

Simon Rous, senior partner, EPL division of Bevan Ashford What was your first ever job? Office boy to the Lonrho board in 1969. Before the days of the computerised registrar function I sealed millions of share certificates. What was your worst experience as a trainee? A spat with Max Williams (later to be Sir Max […]

Adrian Marsh: ING Group

With a sevenfold increase in profits, ING is turning its back on tougher times. Husnara Begum finds out how a management restructure and the new legal panel is helping Although the bitter taste of the large-scale redundancies that hit ING Group in November 2002 still lingers, there is increasing evidence of a recovery at the […]

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Stop press!!!

Newbury firm Gardner Leader wins a double Tulkinghorn award in a single story. Not only does the firm win this week’s Most Desperate Attempt to Win a Bit of Press Award, it literally marries that success with the award for the Non Sequitur of the Year prize. According to a bizarre press release last week, […]

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