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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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The work-life quiz

What was your first-ever job?Cutting grass in Kingston Cemetery. What was your worst experience as a trainee?Proofreading Eurobond terms and conditions. Where’s the best place to go if you want to find out what’s really going on in the office?Daly’s Wine Bar, or any other watering hole where the trainees are gathered. What time do […]

Ethnic minorities make up only 3 per cent of UK 100 partners

Only 3 per cent of partners in the UK’s top 100 law firms come from ethnic minorities. A third of the firms surveyed have no partners from ethnic minorities at all. The 2006 Diversity League Table, first revealed in The Lawyer last week (27 March), is a groundbreaking survey of The Lawyer’s UK 100, the […]

City Law Soc launches as law firm champion

Forty-three of London’s biggest law firms have handed the City of London Law Society a mandate to be their representational and campaigning body. The 43 firms unanimously voted last week (30 March) to make the CLLS its official spokesperson. In effect it will act as City law firms’ trade union, a representative voice on issues […]

CC partners to launch private equity fund

A group of Clifford Chance corporate partners is set to launch a fund of funds to put money into their clients’ investments as the private equity boom reaches new heights. The Lawyer understands that the group is planning to beauty parade a fund manager and invite investment from any member of the global equity partnership […]

Lawyers get Crowes’ beat

Dundas & Wilson took Tulkinghorn back to the 1970s recently, and thanks are due to London corporate dude Ewan Robertson. But this was no glitter ball, John Travolta, cheesy version of the decade taste forgot. Scotland’s finest plumped instead for Rolling Stones-inspired, guitar (and, God forgive them, drum) solo-laden, dope and joss stick-fuelled rock mayhem […]

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