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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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Regular readers of Tulkinghorn’s chronicle of the Fifa World Cup may remember the story of Norton Rose real estate partner Dan Wagerfield, who spent two weeks during the tournament camping with his in-laws in the South of France – a resort favourite among the Germans. Wagerfield, you may recall, was making an escape to watch […]

Freeth Cartwright modifies ‘confusing’ remuneration system

Freeth Cartwright has overhauled its remuneration system after realising that partners found it baffling. The firm is sticking with a principally merit-based system, but has dumped its seniority weighting element in favour of an alternative that makes it possible for a new equity partner to be the firm’s highest earner within five years. Chairman Colin Flanagan […]

Dundas hires FFW partner for London real estate push

Dundas & Wilson has hired Field Fisher Waterhouse partner Kenneth Maxwell to lead its property finance team. Maxwell will join Dundas’ London office after five years as a partner at Field Fisher. He will focus on the mid to high value property market, and will be charged with growing the firm’s real estate finance practice. […]

Sipping the velvet

Tulkinghorn is often defending the volume he drinks to Mrs Tulkinghorn, but it’s not often he has to defend his choice of drink from the bar staff. At Bonds on Threadneedle the other week, with that meatiest of US firms LeBoeuf Lamb Pork & Two Veg, Tulkinghorn bravely ordered a ‘Senorita’ from the cocktail menu […]

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