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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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Separated at birth

Tulkinghorn is finding it increasingly difficult to distinguish between members of the magic circle. Of course, one is safe with Slaughter and May because it doesn’t use an ampersand, but what about Allen & Overy (A&O) and Linklaters & Alliance? It all came to a head last week when Tulkinghorn was deputising as picture editor. […]

Survey findings point to merger as main priority for UK law firms

A survey of UK law firms has revealed that most believe the current spate of merger activity between firms is just the tip of the iceberg. Almost a third of the participants admitted that a merger was a key strategic aim.Professional services firm Smith & Williamson sought opinions from half of the UK’s top 125 […]

Linklaters partners give go-ahead for restructure

Linklaters to scrap management structure; international governance board to be launched in April Linklaters partners have backed management proposals for new structures to be set up in response to the dismantling of Linklaters & Alliance following mergers in Germany, Sweden and an agreement in principle to merge in Belgium.The new proposals were put to partners […]

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