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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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Lovells boosts property dept with new partners

Lovell White Durrant is continuing to bolster its commercial property department with a second injection of partner appointments. Andrew Sanders, a partner in the property services department at DJ Freeman, and Dion Panambalana, property partner at Nabarro Nathanson, are joining after two other partners were recruited to the department earlier this year. Nicholas Cheffings joined […]

Cartoon makers go in hard over soft toys claim

Roger Pearson reports that the makers of the hit series South Park hope to have the last laugh in a complaint over dolls. The cast of the hit cartoon South Park is to go on trial at the High Court later this month. But the characters in the dock will be soft toys. The companies […]

Retreat from Moscow

Moscow’s expatriate lawyer community has been a hotbed of rumour for months. Lawyers swapped stories, and calls to practices in the city threw up half a dozen tales of sackings, closures and firms in their death throes. Yet until recently little tangible evidence had emerged to indicate how the major firms were dealing with the […]

LAB boss backs Bar over contract pay

Legal Aid boss Steve Orchard has reassured barristers they are likely to be paid direct under the Government’s block contracting proposals. In what the Legal Aid Board (LAB) called “a speculative speech”, Orchard told last week’s Legal Aid Contracting conference that he saw “no difficulty” in continuing present pay methods under the Access to Justice […]

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