High Court judge: ethical and legal framework for AI “imperative”

An ethical and legal framework is “imperative” for artificial intelligence and the financial world had shown what happened without one, a High Court judge has warned.

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Landmark jail sentence for man who stole client data for CMCs

A man who passed on thousands of an accident repair company’s customer records to claims management companies has been jailed in a landmark prosecution.

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Eversheds rolls out app to capture internal innovation ideas

A global law firm has designed and implemented a crowdsourcing web app to harness innovative ideas from its thousands of employees worldwide.

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SRA and Law Society warned over AML helpline confusion

The body that oversees the legal profession’s anti-money laundering efforts has expressed concern over both the Law Society and Solicitors Regulation Authority offering solicitors helpline advice.

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No point in conveyancers trying to “export” Dreamvar fraud risk

Conveyancers acting for buyers should “think” rather than “automatically try to export the risk of identity fraud onto the seller’s conveyancer”, a specialist barrister has warned.

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Mark Merrell Corclaim

Law firms have “failed to invest” in debt recovery teams

Many law firms have failed to invest in their debt and uninsured loss recovery teams, creating a “gap in the market”, according to one looking to double its £6.5m turnover in three years.

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Fake solicitor jailed after taking thousands from victims

A man who posed as a solicitor has been jailed for taking thousands of pounds from unsuspecting members of the Pakistani community in Birmingham and then intimidating them.

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Bar chair urges solicitors to act over barrister bias

The chairman of the Bar Council has sent a strong message to solicitors about the need to challenge clients who discriminate against barristers because of gender, race or other bias.

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City firm did not unfairly dismiss employee, tribunal rules

City firm DAC Beachcroft acted with “conspicuous good faith” when dealing with a pregnant employee facing redundancy, a tribunal has ruled.

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Jessica Guth

SQE “will increase inequality and deter working class students”

The idea that the Solicitors Qualifying Examination will improve diversity is false and instead it will have “devastating effects” on many individuals, two academics have claimed.

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14 November 2018

How accessible is your recruitment process?

Recognising the benefits of employing disabled people in the legal profession, and attracting talented disabled candidates is a great start, but of little use if your recruitment process is not inclusive nor accessible.

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