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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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Merriman White still open for business

In our article of 9 August 2004 about Merriman White, we reported that the firm was closed for business. We understand however that the firm has been taken over by two new partners: Andrew Crossley and Dominic Murphy, who have bought the practice from its former partners. Merriman White acts for the majority of its […]

Linklaters builds New York restructuring practice

Linklaters has bolstered its New York restructuring practice with the hire of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan partner Mark Palmer. Last year the firm recruited a litigation team from Shearman & Sterling, led by bankruptcy litigation specialist Paul Wickes. Linklaters then augmented this raid with the hire of Latham & Watkins restructuring and insolvency partner […]

Clarkson Wright & Jakes

Some of the highest achievers start late in life. Some of those people end up at the very top of their professions. It’s the benefit of life experience, they say. Claire Singleton, managing partner at Kent firm Clarkson Wright & Jakes, fits neatly into that mould. At 48, she is heading a 12-partner regional practice […]

Part-time students ramp up BPP’s interim results

The parent company of BPP Law School has announced flat profits in its interim results, despite a strong performance by the law division, which has been boosted by an explosion of part-time students. Pre-tax profit at the professional education group for the six months ended 30 June was £5.54m, a marginal decrease on the £5.55m […]

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