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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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The recent glut of articles and letters on the subject of the CPS which have appeared in The Lawyer (19 and 26 March, 16 and 23 April) have shown that relationships between CPS staff and higher management have broken down completely. Put bluntly, nobody in the CPS now believes a word that the DPP or […]

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City firm Nabarro Nathanson has clocked up its 18th flotation on the Alternative Investment Market where it acted for packaging group CA Coutts, valued at about £10 million. The firm boasts an impressive list of clients on the AIM, the market for smaller companies which is part of the London Stock Exchange. Its most high […]

Group supports UK-Israel business links

A new British Israel Law Association is being set up in London with the support of 70 lawyers who attended a meeting at the Law Society last week. Berwin Leighton corporate finance partner Neville Eisenberg suggested the association because of increased business contact between the UK and Israel over the past two years. “I’ve had […]

US Congress slashes access to justice

Severe budget cuts and a new wave of crippling restrictions have jeopardised the future of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) in the US and limited access to justice for the poor. LSC spokeswoman Niki Mitchell said the decision of Congress to cut the corporation’s budget by a third this year, from $400 million last year […]

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