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Makunga v Barlequins Beleggings t/a Indigo Spur | AI in court proceedings

Makunga sued Barlequins Beleggings t/a Indigo Spur for damages arising from a breach of contract. This is a good example of AI in court proceedings. Makunga represented himself and successfully used generative AI and Google to draft his heads of argument. The court dismis..

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MMAKS Advocates

Key arbitration caselaw developments in Uganda 2023-2024

With an increased number of post-arbitration rulings in applications seeking to set aside domestic awards or to resist the enforcement of foreign awards, the Arbitration Law landscape in Uganda continues to develop into a more comprehensive body of law. This article analy..

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Tanzanian judiciary introduces AI for enhanced efficiency

In an ambitious and unprecedented move towards modernising its judicial processes, the Tanzanian judiciary has introduced AI into its transcriptions and translations system.

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Werksmans Attorneys

Nigeria’s Gas Case Lights Up the Arbitration World

It has ingredients of a thriller: big money, greed, bribery, deception, picturesque locations… But the main theme of the story is how it has forced a rethink about arbitration in resolving international contractual disputes. In October 2023 in England’s High Court, Mr Jus..

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Webber Newd

The Cure for a Combined Summons in a Summary Judgement Application: Declaration/Particulars of Claim

The shortcoming of a combined summons in a summary judgement application lies in the declaration. Although the declaration filed with the summons is not fatal to the plaintiff’s cause in a summary judgement application, it is nevertheless deemed pro non scripto. The decis..

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Defining defamation in the Namibian context

From tweets made on X (formerly Twitter) to statements made in the media, the term defamation can easily be resorted to when posts and publications made on these platforms threaten one’s reputation. The Constitution of the Republic of Namibia preserves the right to freedo..

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Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah

Setting an Ex Parte Order aside through an Ex Parte Application – The Standards are the Same

On 25 October 2023, the High Court in Nuumo Emmanuel T Antia We 6 Others v Nii Adotey Otintor II Another(Suit No GJ/0034/2024), pursuant to an ex parte application, granted an order of interlocutory injunction restraining the respondents from ‘handling, organizing, touchi..

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The Federal Republic of Nigeria v Process & Industrial Developments Limited

The lawsuit initiated by the Federal Republic of Nigeria (“FRN”) against Process Industrial Developments Limited in the Commercial Court stands out as one of the most substantial international disputes related to arbitral enforcement. The anticipated verdict holds the pot..

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Norton Rose Fulbright

South African court refuses to enforce a foreign judgment

The South African High Court in Pretoria refused to grant an application seeking to enforce an interdict granted by a Bermudan court against a South African company that was at no stage present in Bermuda and did not submit to its jurisdiction. The court applied the princ..

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