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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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The Times general counsel Alastair Brett has lambasted the latest tactics employed in footballer Ashley Cole’s libel claim against News International stablemates the News of the World and The Sun. “I think the world of libel actions has gone stark staring mad,” Brett said. His comment came as it emerged that Teacher Stern Selby partner […]

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Recently Tulkinghorn and his minions were compiling stats on partner moves over the past three years for The Lawyer’s spanking new career report. (Admittedly, any info gathering can be a tedious exercise, but it is nevertheless vital for all that. Honest.) As an added ingredient, the hacks had requested the recent hires and promotions be split along […]

Freshfields sues CC for MFI

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is representing MFI Furniture Group in their £10m lawsuit against magic circle rival Clifford Chance. Furniture retailer MFI and its joinery business Howden are suing Clifford Chance for up to £10m in damages for its alleged role in the furniture group’s £207m pension deficit. It is understood that MFI is claiming that […]

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South African competition law still needs further clarification in the wake of HCI’s takeover of Johnnic. Julius Oosthuizen reports The hostile takeover bid by South African investment holding company Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI) for control of its rival Johnnic Holdings should be of more than passing interest to UK corporate lawyers: first for its sheer […]

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