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Fake news: what can the law do?

Last year, stories circulated on social media about James Haskell, the England international rugby star. They varied in detail. One suggested Haskell had died of a drug overdose, while another accused him of selling drugs suggesting his career as a rugby player was finished. What the stories shared in common was that they were all[…]

Job: Derivatives and Trading Lawyer

We working with one of the leading asset management firms in London who are seeking a Junior Derivatives and Trading Lawyer for a 6-month contract, beginning mid to late February. It is a broad and challenging role covering OTC derivatives (cleared and non-cleared), exchange traded derivatives, securities lending (fixed income as well as equities), repo[…]

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The Lethal Injection in the United States

Believed to be a more humane and less expensive method of execution, lethal injection is the practice of killing an individual using a lethal dose of drugs administered intravenously, which involves firstly anaesthetising the individual, followed by a paralytic agent, before stopping the heart. Known as “Carson’s Cocktail”, this “deadly mixture” was devised by a[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]