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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Energy watchdog Ofgem has cut out the middle man and gone straight to the bar for advice on its investigation into energy suppliers. The regulator instructed 13-year-call ;barrister Thomas de la Mare of Blackstone Chambers to assist on the seven-month inquiry. Ofgem found that at least 4.3 million customers were being overcharged but did not […]

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Tulkinghorn would like to congratulate Irwin Mitchell for putting a human face to corporate law. One of Tulkinghorn’s scribes requested some information about a ­partner the firm had lately hired – John Hayes from Davenport Lyons. As well as the usual guff about his practice, Irwin Mitchell tendered the ­following biographical nugget: “Away from work, […]

Lord Hunt to lead Law Society review

The Law Society has appointed Lord Hunt of Wirral to lead a wide-ranging review of how the profession is governed. Hunt, a former Beachcroft senior partner who earlier this year led an examination of the Financial Ombudsmen Services (FOS), has been charged with leading a nine month-long review. Hunt said he had accepted the position […]

Wall St Woes: Charlotte web

Fifteen months ago Charlotte, North Carolina was the hot spot for US firms hoping to thrive in structured finance.Times have changed. Dewey & LeBoeuf has just become the latest casualty of the structured finance malaise. Yesterday the firm announced it is to close its 11-lawyer Charlotte office (TheLawyer.com, 20 October). “Charlotte is booming in corporate, […]

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