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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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M&S caught without a licence

A TEST case battle by retail giant Marks and Spencer (M&S) to ward off claims for payment in respect of distribution of newspaper extracts supplied to them by a cuttings agency has failed. In a legal action which will have major implications in copyright circles, the High Court has ruled that M&S should pay a […]

The Lawyer's highest ever circulation

THE LAWYER is boosting its circulation again. For the first time in its history, the legal profession’s only independent weekly newspaper will be sent to about 10,000 partners in firms with 10 or more partners. The move brings The Lawyer’s circulation to 31,000. This includes 13,000 assistant solicitors with zero to six years PQE, 8,000 […]

Legal aid firms protest

THE BIGGEST legal aid firms are staunchly opposed to the Government’s plans for contracting their service, a new survey reveals. Their resistance is directed at the Access to Justice Bill currently being debated in the House of Lords. One of the main planks of the Bill is the contracting of legal aid. The Government sees […]

Door opens to trainees at Law Soc

A recent Law Society council resignation has reopened the possibility of the Trainee Solicitors Group (TSG) gaining representation. A TSG member intends to stand in the forthcoming by-election. Robert Roscoe, who resigned his City of Westminster seat in December last year, leaves the door open for Charles Fraser, assistant solicitor at Witham Weld and member […]

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