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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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Hammonds led by four-man executive

LEEDS-based Hammond Suddards has announced the formation of a new executive to lead the firm following the retirement of joint senior partner Trevor Lewis. Alan Bottomley will become Hammond Suddards’ sole senior partner and will chair the new executive, which will be comprised of John Heller, head of the litigation department, Noel Hutton, head of […]

Rowe & Maw opts for Elite package

Maya Mounayer US firm Elite Data Processing has won the contract to supply City firm Rowe & Maw with a new billing system. Project “Trident”, using software from Elite, will replace the current Wang system by March 1995. The Trident plan incorporates a relational database accounting system with a PC network-based front office suite of […]

Ernst & Young sacks half US in-house team

INTERNATIONAL chartered accountancy firm Ernst & Young has surprised the legal world by slashing its US in-house department by more than one half. Thirty-seven of the firm’s 65 lawyers were called in on the 10 October Columbus Day holiday and dismissed. The firm’s national director of public communications, Mort Meyerson, says although staff had no […]

Outward bound libel case

A libel hearing is imminent between the Outward Bound Trust Ltd and Mirror Group Newspapers. It follows a Daily Mirror story on 23 March last year relating to the canoeing tragedy at Lyme Regis, Dorset, in which four teenagers died and others ended up in hospital. The article referred to the party as having been […]

Novell update

Novell UK has announced that subsequent versions of Envoy, the portable document tool, can support integration with third-party components via a plug-in architecture called Envoy Extensions. This is the framework that will allow third-party developers to partially customise the Envoy Viewer by adding software components. These enhancements, available in early 1995, will complement the Envoy […]

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