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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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Pritchard Englefield names new chief

Mid-size City firm Pritchard Englefield has announced that David Levene, the firm’s head of property, will become senior partner immediately. Levene replaces Michael Cohn, who has stepped down from the partnership, but who will continue to be a consultant to the firm. Levene is also admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Hong […]

Morton Fraser hires 33 from Robson McLean

Morton Fraser has raided Robson McLean, taking 33 from its litigation and commercial property teams. Almost all of these are fee-earners, including six partners: Duncan Murray, Nick Atkins, Hugh Angus, John Barrie, Rhona Cameron and Ewan McIntyre. The hires bring the number of fee-earners in the litigation team to 22 and in the commercial property […]

Wachtell Lipton buys more time in Twin Towers insurance battle

Herbert Wachtell of Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, acting for the leaseholder of the World Trade Center (WTC) Larry Silver-stein, has won his application for the trial on whether the attacks on the towers represented one or two events to be postponed until next year.As first reported on www. thelawyer.com/lawyernews on 1 October, Wachtell, head […]

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