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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 […]

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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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Austria – Teleradiology and other healthcare advancements

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Paraskeva secures post-Law Soc role at Civil Service

Law Society chief executive Janet Paraskeva is to succeed Baroness Usha Prashar as the First Civil Service Commissioner. Paraskeva will take up the part-time role next year, as her work at the Law Society winds down in the wake of its regulatory and representative split in January 2006. The Law Society said that she will […]

Deals round-up

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, led by Tobias Muller-Deku, has strengthened its relationship with Deutsche Bank after advising on the bank’s acquisition of Russian investment bank United Financial Group (UFG).

SJ Berwin strategists freed up as Blake secures top job

SJ Berwin is to refocus on its strategic review and international links after Jonathan Blake was confirmed as the firm’s next senior partner. Blake, currently head of European corporate finance and private equity, will take over as senior partner at the silver circle firm in May 2006, replacing outgoing senior partner of 13 years David […]

A good innings

On 27 June, in a story concerning the cricketing exploits of St Philips Chambers junior tenant Ed Williams, Tulkinghorn confidently predicted an England Ashes victory. “And by 2015, it wants to create a viable squad, capable of taking on the mighty English cricket team,” said the story of Williams’ project, “which Tulkinghorn confidently predicts will […]

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