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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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In brief: The Environmental Law Foundation

The Environmental Law Foundation has been awarded a £47,706 grant from Bridge House Estates Trust to support its advice and referral service. The grant follows a recent award of £144,202 from the National Lottery Charities Board. Both sums will fund outreach environmental projects in British cities. The foundation is also launching its own legacy scheme […]

Shearman's Paris chief deserts to Hammonds

FORMER Shearman & Sterling managing partner William Lee will this week join City firm Hammond Suddards. Lee, who managed the Paris office of the US firm, will take a consultative role in the corporate finance department as part of a strategic move to expand in the UK and internationally. He says: “Hammonds is a firm […]

Jersey aims to keep it clean

Jersey came under the spotlight recently when Sergei Dubinin, the former chairman of the Russian Central Bank, said that up to $50bn (u31.25bn) of foreign exchange reserves were “hidden” in one of the island’s offshore companies. The move, according to reports, was to prevent these Russian assets being frozen by foreign creditors. Dubinin’s statement comes […]

SJ Berwin makes fixed fees offer

SJ BERWIN is launching a new fixed-fee service for IP litigation work, which it says is the first of its kind. Called ALFA – Agreed Litigation Fee Arrangement – the new system was created by intellectual property partner Ray Black, who heads up the department’s litigation team. It will be used in contentious IP litigation, […]

In brief: The Government

The Government has launched a consultation paper proposing to allow married couples in Scotland to divorce in one year. At present, divorces can go through by mutual consent after two years, or five if one spouse dissents. The paper also proposes couples should undertake counselling or mediation, similar to that required in England and Wales, […]

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