Artificial intelligence and the legal profession

Fernando Garcia is looking forward to the day when he can get his hands on Beagle, an automated contract analysis system powered by artificial intelligence that reads contracts in seconds, highlights key information visually with […]

Early days for fintechs in Canada

It was an engrossing week, and the latest evidence that the Canadian world of finance was being upended by the emergence of nimble players using new technologies to offer cutting-edge financial products and services.

Expert evidence under the spotlight

A day before Valentine’s day this year, the Quebec Court of Appeal set aside the conviction of a second degree murder and ordered a new trial after a forensic scientist with 14 years of experience […]

Fire sales

Some law firms are so determined to attract new business that they will go to lengths that confound even the most seasoned legal observers. Perhaps one of the most extreme examples took place when an […]

Information Governance: Taming a world of chaos

It appears to have become the new norm. Not a week seems to go by without a report about a data breach. America’s largest bank, JP Morgan Chase, is the latest high-profile victim, and it is still reeling from this summer’s cyber attack that compromised the accounts of 76 million households — the equivalent of 65% of all U.S. households — and seven million businesses. Law firms are far from immune. […]

Montreal tax lawyer fights federal whistleblower watchdog

Yacine Agnaou is one of a handful of Canadian lawyers who took on Quebec tax authorities and plead a case so successfully that now others are trying to follow suit. Now Agnaou is immersed in another legal battle against another government department, and once again the odds of winning are stacked against him. […]

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