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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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At times, it looked as if the UK’s public M&A market was about to triumphantly return to form in the first half of 2013. But the rush never quite materialised. UK public M&A deals between 1 January and 27 June fell to 21 – a drop from 26 in the previous six months. According to […]

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The new UK environmental penalties will make companies nervous of retrospective action, according to Paul Verrico, principal associate at Eversheds. These new sentencing guidelines came into force on 1 July 2014 and increase the levels of fine likely to be imposed on those committing environmental crimes. Verrico said: ‘Historically, the approach of the courts to […]

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Monckton raids Doughty Street for five-strong public law team

Monckton Chambers has taken a group of five barristers, including silk Ian Wise QC, from Doughty Street Chambers in a bid to build a top-flight public law and human rights offering. It will come as a blow to Doughty Street, which lost three media juniors to rival set Matrix at the end of last year. […]

No5’s Henry Pitcher represents family in missed cancer diagnostic case

Mark Browne, from Lincoln, died in 2012 aged 46 after his GP, Dr Nicholas Smith, failed to detect that he had symptoms of rectal cancer. Mr Browne and his family were represented by Lime Solicitors in Leicester and No5 Chambers barrister Henry Pitchers. Dr Smith ultimately admitted wrongly diagnosing Mr Browne with piles rather than […]

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