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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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Hill Dickinson in merger talks with Weightmans

Rival firms Weightmans and Hill Dickinson are in the process of merger talks in an attempt to create a north-west insurance giant. Negotiations are at a preliminary stage but a merger between the two firms would create a 396-strong fee earner practice. Weightmans partner and member of the policy group Michael Radcliffe says: “Weightmans is […]

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Deacons breaks link with US firm Graham & James

Australian firm Deacons Graham & James is splitting from its long-standing alli-ance partner, US practice Graham & James. The announcement comes just months after Graham & James ended its UK alliance with Taylor Joynson Garrett. As of 1 July the leading Australian firm will be known as Deacons, signalling the end of the 10-year association. […]

Chambers closures show a healthy bar

Jonathan Hirst QC analyses the reasons behind the recent spate of chambers dissolutions. Jonathan Hirst QC is chairman of the Bar Council. Recent months have seen a steady flow of public announcements reporting chambers’ mergers, dissolutions and new start-ups. Comparisons are made with a supposedly golden age when barristers joined their chambers after pupillage and […]

Ashursts boosts pay for newly-qualifieds

Ashurst Morris Crisp is hiking up salaries for newly-qualified lawyers as middle tier firms bow to pressure to pay the increasingly inflated market rate. From 1 May, newly-qualifieds will be paid £42,000 compared to the current rate of £35,000. The move follows Clifford Chance’s decision to increase its rate of pay for newly-qualifieds to £42,000, […]

Denton Wilde Sapte follows Cameron McKenna to Africa

Denton Wilde Sapte has made its first foray into East Africa by setting up an association with leading Tanzania firm Mkono & Company. The deal has been brokered by trade finance partner and East Africa expert Charles Morrison and head of trade finance Geoffrey Wynne. Mkono & Company consists of nine lawyers and two consultants. […]

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