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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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City lawyer's Japanese role

Barrister Andrew Fitch-Holland has been appointed executive director and general counsel at Sumitomo Finance International (SFI), a subsidiary of Japanese-owned Sumitomo Bank. Fitch-Holland has worked in the City for the last eight years, most recently as legal adviser to the debt and derivatives trading group at ING Barings. Sumitomo has been building up its SFI […]

Juries/conditional fees. Trial by jury gets a vote of confidence

At a recent London School of Economics seminar, George Staple, director of the Serious Fraud Office, questioned whether a randomly selected jury of 12 members of the public was a suitable tribunal to try the complex criminal fraud cases of today’s financial world. This question has been posed for at least 10 years. As Staple […]

City saviours bring hope

Two City law firms acting in a pro bono capacity have helped to save the lives of two Caribbean death row prisoners. Nabarro Nathanson civil litigation specialist George Brown helped persuade the UK Privy Council to overturn a death sentence imposed on a Trinidad man convicted of murder. And in a separate case Simmons & […]

Conveyancing champion Sayer fronts fight for property groups

LAW Society conveyancing campaigner Robert Sayer has drawn up proposals he believes will allow law firms in England and Wales to set up profitable Scottish-style property groups. The former vice-president, who has been asked by president Tony Girling to be deputy treasurer, has already entered informal talks with Chancery Lane staff to present his views […]

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