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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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In brief: Dentons team wins three PFI contracts

A Denton Hall team led by partner Lynn McCaw (right) has been appointed to advise the Court Service, the executive agency of the Lord Chancellor’s Department, on three PFI projects. The tendering process involved two written submissions and a beauty parade in which two other firms are thought to have participated. The projects are a […]

Law soc approves SIF fees hike

The Law Society council has approved a hike of up to 50 per cent in the contributions that firms pay to the Solicitors Indemnity Fund to make up the £450m shortfall in the fund. The increase, which was voted through amid widespread criticism of the fund, will mean an increase in contributions of £4,000, to […]

Mears gives up politics after defeat

Twice defeated presidential candidate Martin Mears has announced that he will withdraw from front-line Law Society politics but will stay on as a member of the council. Mears, who lost last week’s election by a margin of 8,000 votes to rival Phillip Sycamore, said: “I always said if I lost by one vote I would […]

Debevoise & Plimpton lures arbitration expert from rival

Debevoise & Plimpton has poached leading arbitration lawyer Arthur Marriott QC, and two of his assistants, from the London office of rival US firm Wilmer Cutler & Pickering. Marriott is to set up an arbitration unit at his new firm, which, until now, has been referring its international arbitration work to its Paris office or […]

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