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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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Report points out poor ethnic mix in Scotland

Ethnic minorities and women are under represented in the Scottish Criminal Justice system, and no ethnic minorities are represented among the staff of Scotland’s prosecution service, according to a government report. The study, published by the Scottish Office last week, concludes “the proportions of women and individuals of ethnic minorities working in criminal justice agencies […]

Survival of the fittest

Agencies have to adapt to succeed in a competitive market, says Fred Mason. Fred Mason co-ordinates the agency department of Charles Russell, Cheltenham. The improvement in the economy is good news for the legal profession as a whole, but it has cast a shadow over agency work. Before the economic upturn, agency practitioners enjoyed a […]

Facts for the future

This year’s The Lawyer/Coopers & Lybrand survey reveals an improvement in fortunes. Alistair Rose and Denise Catterall are partners at Coopers & Lybrand and are members of the firm’s Partnerships Group. In recent years the The Lawyer/Coopers & Lybrand surveys have highlighted the speed of change facing UK law firms, focusing in particular on financial […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 08/04/97

Negligence claim after wrong diagnosis of mental condition Spargo v North Essex District Health Authority (1997) CA (Nourse LJ, Brooke LJ and Waller LJ) 13/3/97 Summary: Plaintiff’s belief that injury was attributable to a mis-diagnosis constituted actual knowledge for purposes of Limitation Act 1980. She was fixed with constructive knowledge although her solicitor had not […]

Privatisations

Wilde Sapte acted for the Department of the Environment and the Welsh Office in transferring loans made by the Housing Corporation in England and Housing for Wales to a private sector special purpose vehicle Orchardbrook

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