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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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US practices in Top-10 mergers slot

Two US firms have shot into the top 10 slot for mergers and acquisitions involving UK firms, while Ashurst Morris Crisp has reached the number five position, relegating Clifford Chance to number seven, according to Corporate Money’s deal value league tables for the first three quarters of 1996. Showing the US firms’ increasing share of […]

A way to cut budgets at one stroke

One of the most expensive aspects of our adversarial legal system is paying lawyers to stand on their feet to argue cases in open court. Not only is it an expensive operation in itself, but it has a knock-on effect in terms of the expense of listing, judicial time and so on. It has, therefore, […]

In brief: Denton Hall focuses on quality

Denton Hall has appointed a senior “partnership-level” manager to promote quality in the firm. Paul Hancock will head a new department consisting of the library and information function. His two main concerns are to ensure the firm stays in touch with clients’ needs and developing the research, know-how, education and training functions. Hancock joins from […]

Rape trials 'hit by prosecution cutbacks'

THE BAR Council has complained to the CPS about reports from within the criminal bar and the judiciary that inexperienced counsel are being hired to prosecute serious criminal offences, particularly rape. The move has come as a result of a widespread fears that, while defendants are still being represented by the best silks, budget cuts […]

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