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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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Practice shares out pensions cases

Bristol firm Ringrose Wharton & Co is handing some of its pensions miss-selling cases to Shacklocks of Mansfield and Nottingham to enable it to keep to the strict timetable set by the Bristol Mercantile Court, where an expert pensions judge is handling all the cases in the UK. The practice is acting for many of […]

China makes its debut on LSE with Simmons' help

Lawyers from Simmons & Simmons raised their glasses at the London Stock Exchange last week at a private party to celebrate the first UK listing of a Chinese company. The firm advised Chinese power generating company Beijing Datang on its $400m flotation by placing on the London Stock Exchange. Lead partner Colin Leaver said Datang’s […]

Harrow promotion

The London Borough of Harrow has appointed Gerald Balabanoff as borough secretary and solicitor to council. Balabanoff’s previous post, as property services solicitor at Harrow, has been filled by Nigel Hewitson, from the council’s development department.

Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 01/07/97

Avril Rosemary Munson, 59, admitted 1983, and Jeremy Michael Cooke, 37, admitted 1988, practising at material time as Stevensons, struck off and suspended for five years respectively. Allegations substantiated they acted in a manner that was fraudulent, deceitful and contrary to their positions as solicitors, failed to comply with professional undertakings. Allegation also substantiated against […]

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