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The Hearing podcast: Episode 77, The impact of AI and algorithms on the fairness of our justice systems

Episode 77 of the Hearing is now available. We, along with the rest of the legal industry, have talked at length about the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on our profession. But this time we concern ourselves not with the efficiencies of machine learning and automation, but instead with potential injustice and the need for vigilance … Continue reading The Hearing podcast: Episode 77, The impact of AI and algorithms on the fairness of our justice systems

The Hearing podcast: Episode 76, Laura Bates (Everyday Sexism Project)

Episode 76 of the Hearing is now available. Yasmin’s guest this week hardly needs introduction – we’re speaking to feminist icon Laura Bates. Laura is founder of The Everyday Sexism Project, a catalogue of day-to-day instances of sexism and gender inequality.

Playbooks facilitate change in a changing world

A useful analogy can be drawn between the negotiation and execution of a contract, where the output is an executed contract, and the manufacture of an object, such as a car, where the output is a finished product. In a contract negotiation, the other party stands in the place of the customer for the finished … Continue reading Playbooks facilitate change in a changing world

Who needs a playbook anyway?

The word “playbook” is a relatively recent addition to the contract drafting lawyers’ lexicon. It stands twitching nervously in the crowded room, wondering if it belongs, gazing reverently at established members like “representations” and “liability” or long-standing, if exotic, old-timers like “mutatis mutandis”. Relative newbies like “process” and “technology” are asserting themselves but “playbooks” are … Continue reading Who needs a playbook anyway?