Honour Killings

As “dynamically interrelated” concepts, the maintenance of honour and the evasion of shame can be perceived as a cyclical process – “honour relates to the behaviour expected of members of a particular community, while shame is associated with transgressions against these expectations”. As a public display of patriarchal power, underlying these killings is the often[…]

9 Unstoppable Technology Trends That Will Define Our World in 2018

We have never lived in a time of faster technological innovation. Developments like artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT), blockchains and robotisation are changing the way we live and work. Here we look at the top nine tech mega-trends that I believe will define 2018 and beyond. Trend 1: The increasing datafication of our[…]

The big questions around automation

Technology is evolving so fast that sometimes it’s hard to comprehend the enormity of what’s now possible. In just a few years, we’ve grown used to having a world of knowledge in the palm of our hand, instant connectivity with nearly anybody around the world, and the power to broadcast our thoughts to thousands of[…]

2018 will usher in the green cryptocurrency revolution

Blockchain technology will help eco businesses and consumers to transform financial markets. Headlines sounding the death knell of fossil fuels and the internal combustion engine do not quite add up to the birth of a global green economy. For that, we need green money as much as we need clean technology. Far too often, buying[…]

New rivalries emerge as law firms race to innovate ahead of GDPR deadline

New regulation is often said to stifle business. The opposite is happening for legal services providers in response to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will kick in next year. The GDPR changes how companies that do business in Europe can share and store personal data. It is also providing a glimpse into what a legal[…]

Are you prepared to make the sacrifices partnership demands?

When most young people enter the legal profession, and take up a training contract at a large private practice, I’m guessing that in the back of their minds is the thought that one day they may make partner. At this stage of their careers, the thought of rising to the top of the firm, working[…]

“Gay conversion therapy” in China: An Abhorrent Practice

“Gay conversion therapy” seeks to alter an individual’s sexual orientation from homosexual to heterosexual, premised upon the belief that homosexuality is a disorder which must be cured. The World Psychiatric Association has declared “gay conversion therapy” to be unethical, unscientific and harmful. In 1990 the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders,[…]

Riding Post-Brexit E-Discovery Growth, Morae Global Offers RelativityOne in UK

The demand for managed e-discovery services heats up across the Atlantic as the UK gears up for a split from the EU, and the upcoming GDPR Reviewing a potential array of new national laws while tackling current and upcoming EU regulations is leaving many U.K. attorneys without moment’s rest. So it’s little surprise that managed legal technology services companies[…]

In-house lawyers: Are scorecards the answer for law firm collaboration?

In-House lawyers have put collaboration, communication and clarification with partner firms at the top of their to-do list. At an early morning roundtable in London The Lawyer, in conjunction with HighQ, gathered with a number of prominent figures in legal operations to discuss the big trends and how the relationship between businesses and firms has evolved.[…]