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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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Treasury Solicitor to streamline legal panels

The Treasury Solicitor’s Department (TSol) is preparing a major shake-up of its panel arrangements as the squeeze on the public sector continues to bite. The proposals could see TSol’s ’Lit-Cat’ panel merge with the panel of firms appointed under the ­Government’s legal services framework agreement, known as Catalist. At ­present the 40 firms on the Lit-Cat panel offer advice on contentious matters, including […]

Latham bolsters Milan base with addition of Degli Occhi e Associati

Latham & Watkins has filled a gap in its Italian capabilities by bolting on litigation boutique Degli Occhi e Associati. The team of five lawyers led by Cesare Degli Occhi will join Latham’s Milan office. Degli Occhi, the most senior of the group, will be an of counsel while Antonio Distefano will be counsel. Degli […]

CAT chance

Chancery judges may still be settling in at the Rolls Building, but their responsibilities to the Competition Appeal Tribunal represent an interesting and often complex crossover. By Rhodri Thompson QC  As noted previously by The Lawyer (12 September), the Chancery Division now has new premises, shared with the Commercial and ­Technology Courts, in the Rolls Building. […]

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Focus: The litigation top 50 – Wars of the world

How are firms measuring up to the increasingly international nature of the litigation sector? Big-ticket litigation has never been more international and has never demanded more from the lawyers involved. Indeed, one of the key drivers behind the expansion of the world’s largest firms’ office networks in recent years has been the increasing need for ­litigation resources […]

ICC surveys in-housers on arbitration process

In-house counsel are being invited to engage with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) over what role they should play in arbitration proceedings. The move comes as the ICC gets ready to implement a new set of rules aimed at cutting costs to attract more litigants to alternative ­dispute resolution. The rules, which come into force in […]

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