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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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Walker Morris’s PEP tumbles by 27 per cent

North East firm Walker Morris saw average profit per equity partner (PEP) drop 27 per cent in 2008-09 on the back of a turnover drop of 8 per cent. PEP dropped from £670,000 in 2007-08 to £486,000. Revenue fell from £48m to £44.2m. Managing partner Peter Smart said: “While this reduction is disappointing we can’t defy gravity. […]

Beachcroft hire paves way for health practice

Beachcroft is to install a healthcare consultancy unit after appointing the former chair of the Healthcare Commission Sir Ian Kennedy as a consultant. Senior partner Simon Hodson said the move would give clients “speedier access to policymakers ­within the health service”. As chair of the Healthcare Commission until its closure in March, Kennedy was responsible […]

Tulkinghorn: One enchanted evening

News reaches Tulkinghorn that Hammonds’ most recent ­partner conference was a wild affair. Controversially, London head Robert Weekes hosted the bash for hundreds of the firm’s insiders at the O2 in Greenwich. Apparently the event was characterised by small screaming people running around the place. Rumours that this was in fact not a partner meeting […]

Munby J to chair Law Commission

The Law Commission has announced Mr Justice Munby as its next chair. Munby J ­succeeds Lord ­Justice ­Etherton, who has completed his three-year term of office. Munby J was called to the bar in 1972. He took silk in 1988 and was appointed a High Court judge in the Family ­Division in 2000. The role […]

Band on the run

Christa Band is moving from one of the City’s top dispute resolution teams to Linklaters’ much less visible litigation practice. The magic circle firm must be changing its strategy, says Kit Chellel Christa Band The sudden defection of litigation star Christa Band to ­Linklaters will come as a surprise to those who have watched her rise through […]

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