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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 […]

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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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Stephensons quits City's Club of Nine

STEPHENSON Harwood has agreed to leave the secret information-sharing ‘Club of Nine’ City firms. The rarely publicly acknowledged but widely-known grouping of the senior partners from nine major City firms has met twice-yearly for many years with a formal written agenda to discuss matters of mutual interest. Stephensons is believed to have been asked to […]

Barnards document

Helen Sage reports Barnards Inn Chambers has put together a document for local government lawyers outlining its members’ public sector expertise. The document is designed to be a point of reference for local government lawyers when they need to instruct barristers. Members of the chambers have been acting for local authorities in a wide range […]

In brief: Paisners' pensions victory sets precedent

Pensions Ombudsman Julian Farrand, advised by Paisner & Co, won in the High Court when conglomerate Hillsdown Holdings was ordered to pay back £18.4 million unlawfully taken from one of its pension schemes. Hillsdown had appealed against a similar ruling by Farrand last year, which the company attempted to overturn in court. David Parkin, head […]

Title chase for Moynihan

Family Division President Sir Stephen Brown is expected to give his verdict on a battle by ex-Tory sports minister Colin Moynihan over his family title. Moynihan is trying to ward off claims to the title by sons of his brother, the late Lord Moynihan.

Trade marks move

Baker & McKenzie’s London trade marks unit has a new head, Roger Moore, the former head of trade marks at UK company Allied Domecq. Moore, who is qualified as a trade marks attorney but not as a solicitor, will head the group of three paralegals responsible for trade marks legislation. He replaces Margorie Goux who […]

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