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Crimes Against Humanity in Myanmar: What Can the Courts Do?

21st November 2018
The plight of the Rohingya in Myanmar is said to be a “human rights catastrophe”, with extensive violations of both humanitarian and international law. According to Eleri Griffiths, a Barrister at One Pump Court chambers, these violations have not gone unnoticed by the international community. Below, Eleri talks to Lawyer Monthly, shining a spotlight on […]
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Rights for Robots: How the Law Could Protect AI Over Humans

20th November 2018
What would happen if by granting Artificial Intelligence (AI) a ‘legal person’ status, the law eventually took sides with an artificial creation over a human being? Experts at Hudson McKenzie explain below. The European Commission (EC) recently refused the European Parliament (EP) request to grant Artificial Intelligence (AI), such as robots, an “electronic personality”, in […]
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5 Signs Your Lawyer Life Is Impacting on Your Home Life

15th November 2018
How do you handle your work life day to day, and how do you balance it with family and fun? Richard Holmes, Director of Wellbeing at Westfield Health, discusses with Lawyer monthly 5 signs that your work is impacting on your home life and how you can avoid job burnout. With a rise in longer […]
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What Is Good Practice When It Comes to Director Remuneration?

14th November 2018
At a time when all company expenditure is scrutinised and executive remuneration committees have been put into place to deal with the often problematic area of directors’ remuneration, companies need to be aware of the potential pitfalls in this area to ensure that they are not on the receiving end of an unfair prejudice petition. […]
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US Sanctions on Iran: Does the JCPOA Work for Everyone?

14th November 2018
Earlier this month, the Trump Administration followed through on its promise from May 2018 and reimplemented the remaining sanctions that had been lifted in connection with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the ‘JCPOA’). This has however had various impacts on other nations and their relations with Iran and commerce. Below Lawrence Ward, Partner at Dorsey […]
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Citizenship by Investment: A Legitimate Sovereign Capital Machine?

13th November 2018
The European Parliament has released its report on the ‘state of play, issues and impact that come from citizenship-by-investment schemes in the EU’. The report is the result of a study into 22 out of the 28 EU Member States that allow discretionary naturalisation on grounds of special achievements. Responding to the study entitled ‘Citizenship […]
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Probate Fee Hike: Risky Move?

12th November 2018
Below, Andrew Wilkinson, will dispute specialist at Shakespeare Martineau, comments for Lawyer Monthly on the Government’s move to increase probate fees. The Government is giving with one hand and taking away with the other. Described as a ‘stealth death tax’ this has come about because the court system is underfunded and while increased investment should […]
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