Government-sponsored panel launched to make UK ‘LawTech capital’

first_imgSupercharging innovation in the legal technology industry will be the focus of a review by a new panel that aims to make the UK the ’perfect’ destination for LawTech companies. The LawTech Delivery Panel, launched at today’s LegalGeek conference and co-sponsored by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and the Law Society, will tackle challenges in areas including: regulation; ethics; commercial dispute resolution; and education and training.Speaking at the conference, Law Society President Christina Blacklaws said: ’England and Wales is already a jurisdiction of choice for legal services and we hope to be the same for LawTech businesses. Working with the industry is a priority for the panel. We want to understand their goals and how government, industry and legal professionals can help them get there.’The panel includes Sir Geoffrey Vos, chancellor of the High Court, and professor Richard Susskind. Lord Keen of Elie, the Lords spokesperson for the MoJ, is also on the panel, as is Blacklaws.Lord Keen said: ‘I’ve seen first-hand the cutting-edge initiatives already underway across the country to develop a legal services sector in which new technology can thrive. That is why I am delighted to be working closely with partners across the industry to ensure the UK remains at the forefront of the global LawTech revolution.’last_img read more

Kuman gives a second chance to a striker – Football World…

first_imgStriker Martin Brightwright will get an unexpected second chance in Barcelona. Initially, he was on the list of players who are not wanted by the new coach of the Catalans Ronald Coeman, but eventually the Dane will start training with the team, reveals Mundo Deportivo.The Dutch specialist received good reviews for the professionalism of Brightwright, and in addition, his striker made a great impression during the conversations between them.The Dane will have a week to convince Kuman that he deserves to wear the Barcelona shirt. Henrik Larson, who is part of Barça’s new headquarters, will also play an important role in making the final decision.Martin Brightway was brought to the Camp Nou in February this year for 18 million euros with a contract until the summer of 2024. So far, he has played 11 games for Barcelona in La Liga, in which he scored one goal and one assist. Follow us anywhere and anytime with the mobile application of Gong.bg. You can download it from Google Play, App Store and AppGallery.last_img read more

“The Fate of the Furious” races to record opening; “Beauty and the Beast” tops $1 billion

first_imgUniversal – 2017(LOS ANGELES) — The Fate of the Furious sped to number one at the box office with an estimated $100.2 million opening weekend, to become the second Fast and Furious film to open above the century mark in the U.S., according to Box Office Mojo. Beauty and the Beast also had a big weekend, topping the $1 billion threshold cumulatively, making it the 22nd largest worldwide release of all time.The Fate of the Furious, starring Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, also broke an international box office record previously held by Jurassic World, bringing in a whopping $432.3 million overseas. Combined with its domestic take, the film has raked in $532.5 million worldwide, breaking the previous record of $529 million, held by Star Wars: The Force Awakens.The Boss Baby took second place with an estimated $15.5 million, followed by Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, in third place with $13.6 million. Disney is the parent company of ABC News.Rounding out the top five was Smurfs: The Lost Village, bowing in fourth place, earning an estimated $6.5 million, and Going in Style, right behind in fifth place with $6.35.Also of note, Kong: Skull Island brought in an estimated $2.6 million, bringing its domestic totals to more than $160 million. Logan, with its $1.9 million haul, has surpassed $220 million.Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated weekend gross ticket sales:1. The Fate of the Furious, $100.2 Million2. The Boss Baby, $15.5 million3. Beauty and the Beast, $13.6 million4. Smurfs: The Lost Village, $6.5 million5. Going in Style, $6.356. Gifted, $3 million7. Get Out, $2.9 million8. Power Rangers, $2.85 million9. The Case for Christ, 2.7 million10. Kong: Skull Island, $2.6 million Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more