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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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Ashursts wins Nomura after A&O is conflicted

Nomura’s £1.2m damages case against CSFB causes spate of City firm conflicts Ashurst Morris Crisp has benefited from a conflict situation between top City firms. The litigation team has landed a role as lead adviser to Nomura on its high-profile case against Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) for damages in the region of £1.2m over […]

Calvert-Smith QC honoured by Queen

David Calvert-Smith QC (left), the Director of Public Prosecutions at the Crown Prosecution Service since November 1998, has been awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list He was previously the treasury counsel and chairman of the Criminal Bar Association.

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Rosling King sues client Rothschild

City firm Rosling King is due to appear in court to recoup unpaid legal fees of more than £100,000 allegedly owed to it by an arm of international banking house NM Roths-child & Sons The High Court trial was due to start today (17 June), and an application last month by Rothschild Trust to have […]

Further confusion as conditional fee uplifts case about to be heard

Fresh uncertainty has arisen over lawyers’ uplifts in conditional fee cases just days before the Law Lords are meant to establish guidelines on this crucial issue affecting thousands of lawyers Thousands of cases are now waiting in the wings for a Court of Appeal judgment on a tiny RTA case that will establish whether or […]

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