© 2013 by G. M. Beresford Hartwell

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September 24, 2017

A recent article on the Ethics of AI led me to think about responsibility for the consequences of decisions by an AI entity.

Arguably, however autonomous an AI entity, its manufacture, programming, and energising must derive, directly or indirectly from an human origina...

February 4, 2017

May I suggest that it is arguable that to adopt the result of a referendum as definitive and final is counter to the principles of a parliamentary democracy?   That is the logical implication of the judgment of the majority of the Supreme Court in the matter of Mi...

March 11, 2016

Arbitration isn't the new law - just the old arbitration.  That ought to be good enough.   Each has its place - an arbitrator cannot call out the Army!   Inspired by Lord Mance's Freshfields lecture I offer this piece - http://tinyurl.com/jdldlqs

February 25, 2016

An interesting case in the ongoing debate about repeat appoinments - http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Comm/2016/240.html

August 4, 2015

Only recently, I added the case of Annie Fox to the links page of this site,  Heard by the English Court of Appeal in 1981, it is an object lesson in what not to do.  See this link.

October 26, 2013

There can be little doubt that Lord Donaldson’s advice to arbitrators, given in this extract from the famous judgment in Westzucker, is the most splendid common-sense.

 

Thirty years on, it still repays study if Awards are not to become over-stuffed treatises on legal th...

October 18, 2013

In the coming weeks, months and whatever else I am given, I will post items of interest to me - and I hope you - starting with some historical items.

October 18, 2013

Unfortunately, I need help to operate it now.  

 

It was built by Cotswold, at http://www.modelsteamenginesuk.com/

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Lord Donaldson in 1981

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