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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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A wasted resource

Mrs Justice Arden, chair of the Law Commission, has some sharp comments about the large number of commission reports which have not been implemented by the Government in the past 15 years. Some 20 reports have not seen the light of day in terms of legislation and these figures do not include reports the government […]

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Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 18/03/97

Arthur Robert Thompson, 53, admitted 1968, practising at material times as AR Thompson, Buckingham, suspended for 18 months and ordered to pay £1,544 costs. Allegations substantiated that he failed to comply with the decision of the Law Society Conduct Committee, failed to discharge personal liability for payment of counsel’s fees, failed to reply to correspondence […]

Litigation Personal Injury 18/03/97

Havenhad v Jeffrey – Court of Appeal, 24 February 1997 Claimant: Annie Havenhad, 86 Incident: Road traffic accident Injuries: Claimant suffered spinal injuries when she was knocked down by a taxi as she crossed Furnival Street, Sheffield, on 30 January 1995. The claimant is now capable of walking only a few steps in her own […]

Clifford Chance denies conflict of interest charge

Clifford Chance’s position as one of the top advisers on international debt issues has coincided with criticism from the underwriters’ trade association regarding alleged conflicts of interest over a bond deal. A survey of the firms advising on medium term notes (MTNs), published by the International Financial Law Review, shows Clifford Chance as advising most […]

UK lawyers warned on US anti-money laundering laws

UK lawyers face the increasing danger of becoming entangled in anti-money laundering suits as US regulators pursue aggressive new tactics, according to former Fraud Squad detective Rowan Bosworth-Davies. Bosworth-Davies, who now specialises in financial crime at Titmuss Sainer Dechert, said he had evidence that US prosecutors had used undercover investigators to track down money launderers […]

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