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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 […]

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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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The senior lawyer for the Local Government Association (LGA) is calling for central government to dismantle the barriers between local authority lawyers and their counterparts in other local public bodies. John Reece, the LGA’s director of central services, argues that local authority legal teams are prevented from easy cross-working and collaboration, adding that the LGA […]

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Clifford Chance is gearing up to target the Eastern European legal market by launching an office in Bucharest. The three-partner office has been opened through an association with Romanian law firm Badea & Asociatii. Badea was founded in 2002 to service major international investors into Romania, focusing on cross border banking and finance, capital markets, […]

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