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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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Accusations of barrister bias thrown out by EAT

Nicholas Underhill QC vindicated by tribunal after dual role of barrister and judge brought into question The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has rejected serious claims of bias against five well-known employment silks, including Nicholas Underhill QC of Fountain Court. The names of the other four silks went undisclosed.The case included and intervention by a representative […]

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It’s promotion time again in the classroom, and the Lawyer, who fancies himself a kingmaker in these matters, is advising Subjudice, who’s going for head girl.“You have two strategies,” he told her. “Threaten to leave, or find someone whose leg you can cling to.”“What about working hard and being popular?” asked Subjudice. The Lawyer snorted, […]

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Commercial law firms in Scotland are already in a period of rapid change In 1997, Scotland’s then largest firm, Dundas & Wilson, shocked the market by joining the Andersen Legal network. This was followed in May 2000 by the entry of DLA into Scotland. Until now, managing partners of other firms in Scotland were able […]

Heated debates

Merger negotiations are a tricky business and can, quite understandably, take a not inconsiderable amount of time.But why do you suppose that late January often heralds the news of the conclusion of a succession of negotiations to sign up either firms or partners in Mediterranean climes?A couple of weeks ago, for example, it was announced […]

20 Essex St takes on top arbitrator

leading competition lawyer and chairman of Canadian firm McMillan Binch, J William Rowley, has joined Iain Milligan QC’s 20 Essex Street as an arbitrator His appointment will help his firm to develop clients in the UK and Europe, while providing a London base to develop his arbitration practice. He is a member of the London […]

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