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Start-up uses AI to make contracts “easy for consumers to understand”

A service that aims to use artificial intelligence to make legal contracts readily understandable by consumers is the latest of our lawtech start-up profiles. We investigate six-month-old Nift, which is already employed by some big-name companies.

February 13th, 2017 | No Comments »

BSB probes contracts between chambers and solicitors

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is investigating the extent to which barristers have been accepting work from solicitors without entering into contracts, or accepting terms “contrary to their regulatory obligations”.

October 14th, 2014 | 3 Comments »

Barristers’ clerks attack law firms over contract payment terms

Law firms are imposing contracts on barristers they would never sign themselves, the chair of the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks (IBC) has said. One term obliges solicitors only to use their “best endeavours” to pay counsel.

August 18th, 2014 | No Comments »