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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 Lawyer Inquiry: Frank Panford

Frank Panford was born in Ghana on 23 January 1949. He is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers. What was your first job? Law lecturer. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? £5,000. What would you have done if you hadn’t become a lawyer? Something worthy, like an eye surgeon or a jazz […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 01/04/97

Passing off and trade mark infringement United Biscuits (UK) v Asda Stores (1997) Ch.D (Walker J) 18/3/97 Summary: Whether or not the sale of own-brand items directly targeted at a market leader and packaged and marketed in a similar way amounts to passing off and an infringement of trade marks. The plaintiff, a major biscuit […]

ATLA president slams tobacco companies' 'pittance' payout

IN a scathing attack against the US tobacco industry settlement, the president of the American Trial Lawyer’s Association (ATLA) has condemned the $360bn payout as a “pittance” and the agreement as a “sweet deal” for the companies involved. The historic deal was struck on 20 June between Philip Morris, RJ Reynolds and British American Tobacco […]

City firm plans US marriage

The 13-partner City practice Hobson Audley Hopkins & Wood is this week finalising negotiations to join 150-partner mid-western US firm Feagre & Benson to form the country’s second major UK/US multinational partnership. In an arrangement similar to that created three years ago when City firm Titmuss Sainer & Webb allied with US firm Dechert Price […]

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