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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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Holland & Knight axes 60 lawyers

170 support staff to go as firm undergoes structural review Holland & Knight has cut 60 fee-earning positions and laid off 170 support staff in its most dramatic cost-saving attempt to date. Partners, counsel and associates are among the 60 to be made redundant.The Florida-based firm has been forced to cull staff due to overcapacity […]

Max Clifford lambasts Jeffrey Green Russell

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Livingstone under fire for excessive legal bills

London Mayor Ken Livingstone is facing criticism after racking up legal costs totalling at least £36,000 from Reading law firm Pitmans for work relating to a permission hearing A case was brought by a Wembley resident seeking permission to apply for a judicial review to challenge a mayoral decision not to intervene in a planning […]

Slaughters' Italian best friend opens new practice in Treviso

Slaughter and May best friend Macchi di Cellere e Gangemi has opened a new office in Treviso, one of the most dynamic areas in northern Italy The M&A and project finance boutique adds Treviso to its offices in Milan, Rome and its associated offices in Vincenza and Verona.The firm sees Treviso as its next key […]

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