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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: Herbert Smith

Herbert Smith has won a final victory in its battle with the Inland Revenue.The Revenue last week decided not to appeal against a High Court ruling that the firm was correct to deduct expected tax relief on £5m rent losses from its accounts. In February’s hearing, senior partner Edward Walker-Arnott dispensed with counsel and represented […]

In brief: Clintons

Clintons, the entertainment law firm, has taken on one of the founding partners of US law firm Costello & Joelson. Stephen Joelson, a specialist in international commercial litigation, commercial transactions, bankruptcy and insolvency, joins as a consultant.

Adverse possession – legal theft

The recent decision to award property title to a squatter has highlightedthe urgency of the Law Commission’s proposed land registration reforms,writes David Taylor. David Taylor is head of property at Berwin Leighton.Media attention has focused this week on the doctrine of adversepossession with cries of incredulity from the tabloids that the law isprepared to legitimise […]

Takeover rivals enlist US firms for oil battle

French oil rivals Elf Aquitaine and TotalFina.Jones Day Reavis & Pogue has martialled 18 lawyers from its Paris, NewYork, London and Washington offices to represent TotalFina in a hostiletakeover euro42bn (approx u28bn) bid for Elf made on 5 July.Now Elf has enlisted Sullivan & Cromwell and Cleary Gottlieb Steen &Hamilton to muster a combined team […]

Freshfields snaps up IT expert

Freshfields has poached Richard Lister, the driving force behind BerwinLeighton’s commercial IT department, as it seeks to build its IP/ITpractice.Lister, 32, specialises in telecoms, new media and e-commerce and willjoin Freshfields as a partner.His departure will come as a severe blow to Berwin Leighton, where he iscredited with having built up the corporate side of […]

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