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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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Norton Rose advises HSBC on Indonesian bank buyout

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Halliwells begins third redundancy consultation

Halliwells has launched a redundancy consultation with 10 banking and corporate fee-earners, citing a fall in deal flow and overcapacity as the cause. It is understood that some of those affected may be redeployed to other departments in the firm. A spokesperson said: “We have the largest corporate team in the North West. However, with […]

Hamilton Bradshaw to create first law panel

The new head in-house lawyer at Hamilton Bradshaw, the private equity fund run by James Caan of hit BBC show Dragons’ Den, is set to appoint the ­company’s first formal panel within three months. Sunil Shah is the first in-house counsel to be employed by the private equity fund. He was ­previously an associate in […]

Dewey adds Charlotte to list of US office closures

Dewey & LeBoeuf has announced the closure of its office in Charlotte, North Carolina, just as it plans to open two new bases in the Middle East. The 11-lawyer office, which has suffered due to economic conditions, is set to close on 31 December. Earlier this year Dewey announced that it would close its offices […]

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