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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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The Leader column

There must be some glum faces at Kempson House right now. The failure of Norton Rose to push through a merger with German firm Gaedertz leaves it the only firm directly below the magic circle without a widespread European presence. Ashurst Morris Crisp is opening in Spain, and has chunky operations in France and Germany; […]

Real Estate and Projects

Blenheim Norwest’s £140m mixed-use proposal to redevelop central Hounslow wins approval from Government Office for London. Blenheim Norwest advised by Berwin Leighton (Philip Bretherton assisted by Chitra Pullen and Tim Smith).

A year ago this week

Linklaters in Euro expansion The Lawyer revealed that Linklaters & Alliance was opening three offices in Central and Eastern Europe. The offices, in Bucharest, Bratislava and Budapest, launched on 1 January this year and were staffed by one partner each, with up to 10 assistants. A number of lateral hires staffed the new offices, including […]

More chaos for Scottish courts

About 80 JPs – around 10 per cent of the total in Scotland – will not be allowed to hear cases from today due to fears that their status may be vulnerable to challenge under the European Convention on Human Rights. Only JPs who are also councillors or who are directly appointed by the councils […]

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