Covid UK: Matt Hancock unlawfully failed to publish contract details

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Matt Hancock unlawfully failed to publish details of billions of pounds’ worth of coronavirus-related contracts, the High Court has ruled. 

The Good Law Project took legal action against the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) for its ‘wholesale failure’ to disclose details of contracts agreed during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Government is required by law to publish a ‘contract award notice’ within 30 days of the award of any contracts for public goods or services worth more than £120,000.

At a hearing earlier this month, the Good Law Project and three MPs – Labour’s Debbie Abrahams, the Green Party’s

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Dept. of Law: No violations found in Penney contract | Alaska

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JUNEAU (AP) — An Alaska Department of Law investigation found there were no violations of state law or regulations in a contract awarded to the grandson of a major donor to an effort to elect the governor in 2018.

The law department outlined its conclusions in a Jan. 29 memo about the sole-source contract awarded to Clark Penney, grandson of developer Bob Penney, the Anchorage Daily News reported  Wednesday.

Bob Penney gave more than $350,000 to a political group supporting the election of Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy.

The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority awarded Clark Penney’s company, Penney Capital,

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How Legal AI and Automation Work for Law Department Operations | Onit

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Implementing legal AI and automation is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. With numerous forms of both technologies, it helps to examine specific use cases and the corresponding benefits that come to the table, according to Eric Robertson, Onit’s VP of product management, technology expert and patent holder.

In the first part of this blog and podcast series, Eric outlined what AI is at its foundation. In part two, he tackled how artificial intelligence and law departments are already working together.

Now, Eric is back for the third and final segment of his AI series, which covers the combination

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February Digest: The Latest in Legal Operations Trends and News | Onit

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Welcome to our February run-down of the latest in legal operations trends and news. In this digest, we dig into the results from the Association of Corporate Counsel’s 2021 Chief Legal Officers survey and how ADM controls legal spend. Experts will share real-life numbers that illustrate contract AI benefits and a new approach to legal operations maturity models. Finally, we’ll talk about CLOC and its strategy for expanding membership.

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Contract Management Tops General Counsel Wish Lists, According to Survey

According to the 2021 Chief Legal Officers survey conducted by the Association of Corporate Counsel, corporate legal departments are pursuing

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