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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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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[…]

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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[…]

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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.[…]

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Banking 2018: Trends & Conclusions

The past year has witnessed great change in the landscape of the banking sector, with the decrease in deal volume and the proliferation of alternative sources of financing continuing to affect the market. Traditional lenders have also faced the challenges brought by the rise of fintech, with developments such as peer-to-peer lending, blockchain and digital[…]

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Top 20 Legal IT Innovations 2017: A&O and Deloitte’s MarginMatrix – a mini law firm in your computer

Last year, Legal Week Intelligence, in association with Fulcrum GT, profiled 20 innovators driving change in the legal sector. We focused on what inspired these figures to shift their views and how this bred innovation. In 2017, we look at the innovations themselves. The Top 20 Legal IT Innovations report aims to get to the heart of[…]

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SRA ushers in ‘Uberisation’ of legal services

The SRA today signalled what it called the ‘Uberisation’ of the legal market with the advent of the freelance solicitor. The regulator proposes to make it easier for solicitors to provide reserved legal services on a freelance basis to the public. They would not be required to register as a sole practitioner or be employed[…]