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Tools and solutions for increasing access to international arbitration – An overview

By Malcolm Simpson, Gwendoline Davies, Nick Lees Parties have been concerned for some time about the length and cost of arbitration, and how these issues can be effectively controlled. This article considers the factors affecting accessibility, how arbitral institutions can help, and how the parties can help themselves; different available tools and innovative solutions that can be deployed […]

Guide for facing review fraud in online retail

By Gwendoline Davies Fake reviews have featured in the press a lot recently, but they are certainly not a new phenomenon and such practices have no doubt existed for as long as people have been reviewing products and services. However, the explosion of the online retail marketplace has made fake reviews a very lucrative business. At […]

Supreme Court – Sporting rights over land are capable of being easements

By Maria Connolly Purely sporting or recreational rights over land are capable of being easements, the Supreme Court has confirmed. In a judgment handed down today the Court held that, so long as such rights satisfy the four well-established characteristics of easements, there is no reason why they should not be easements (Regency Villas Title […]

Employment: Quarterly case law updates

By Beth Jenkins and Paula Rome In this article, we take a look back through some key cases from the last three months and the lessons which we can learn from them. Discrimination In Ms A Gray V Mulberry Company (Design) Ltd the EAT held that an employer will not be discriminating on grounds of […]

Austria – Teleradiology and other healthcare advancements

By Florian Kusznier Technology and innovation are key drivers of advancement in a variety of industries, and certainly in healthcare. The level of patient care can be improved considerably with the right mix of traditional and innovative treatments and solutions. Nevertheless, there are regulatory challenges to overcome. Teleradiology is one area where technological advancements allow […]

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Bridging the gap

For too long, those who practised at the criminal bar on circuit were regarded by many London practitioners and solicitors as country cousins. How things have changed. The local bars on the Western Circuit, in Plymouth, Exeter and Bristol, for example, now all have silks and senior juniors who are highly regarded and sought after […]

Big Six law firms in France square up for names battle

Law firms in France with links to the Big Six accountancy firms may seek compensation from the French government if they are forced to change their names, according to one lawyer embroiled in the debate. The battle centres around the conflicting provisions of a law passed in 1992, which has only just come into force. […]

Counting the cost of a new civil approach

The Lord Chancellor’s policy of recovering the full cost of the civil courts through fees is wrong in principle, because it assumes the civil courts only operate for the benefit of court users, and wrong in practice, because it erects barriers to justice for people on low or modest incomes. Civil litigation, particularly in a […]

Former Alsops staff lose own offices in Manchester move

Former Alsop Wilkinson partners are bracing themselves to work in open-plan offices when Dibb Lupton Alsop’s Manchester staff move into one of the two new city centre Great Bridgewater blocks. The move coincides with Addleshaw Booth & Co’s and Masons’ relocation to the block next door. Donns is also moving, from Cross Street, its home […]

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