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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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Schillings

UK 200 Position: 193= Turnov… Position: 200Firm: Schillings Turnover: £6.3mRevenue per fee-earner: £350KRevenue per lawyer: £450KRevenue per partner: £1,050KTotal number of fee-earners: 18Total number of qualified partners: 14Total number of partners: 6Total number of female partners: 0Total number of staff: 30

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UK 200 Position: 8 UK 200 Sha… Position: 8 =Firm: Eversheds Turnover: £390mProfit per equity partner: £552KEarnings per partner: £323KEquity spread: £270K-£860KNet profit: £80mProfit margin: 21 per centRevenue per fee-earner: £176KRevenue per lawyer: £283KRevenue per partner: £1,134KRevenue per equity partner: £2.69mTotal number of fee-earners: 2,211Total number of qualified partners: 1,378Total number of partners: 344Total number […]

Wiggin

UK 200 Position: 165 Turnover: Position: 132=Firm: Wiggin Turnover: £14.3mRevenue per fee-earner: £311KRevenue per lawyer: £376KRevenue per partner: £894KTotal number of fee-earners: 46Total number of qualified partners: 38Total number of partners: 16Total number of female partners: 0Total number of staff: 0

iLaw snares Leslie Perrin for director position

Technology, media and telecoms boutique iLaw has hired Osborne Clarke’s former managing and ­senior partner Leslie Perrin. Perrin is to join the firm as a director and will focus on commercial litigation.iLaw director and co-founder Justin Ellis said: “He’s come in for three purposes. First, to establish his own litigation practice. Second, to help us […]

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