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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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Hull firm aims to provide 'day-to-day' service in link up with advice group

Hull law firm Rollit Farrell & Bladon has linked up with independent financial adviser Fraser Smith Group to set up a financial service division. Fraser Smith will permanently base one adviser in the law firm’s Hull office as part of the joint venture. The law firm, which previously used the Solicitors Financial and Property Services, […]

Reporter faces jail for protecting sources

A case of major importance to the media is now pending in the High Court. It centres on the rights of journalists to protect sources of information. Former Newcastle-based Journal reporter Dani Garavelli, who now works for The Scotsman, faces a prison sentence for failing to reveal her sources of information after being subpoenaed to […]

IT company unveils global support network

SMITH Bernal International, the court reporting and litigation support company, has launched a global support network for its 1,500 or so clients. The company, which owns the LiveNote court reporting transcription system, has principal offices in London, Philadelphia and Hong Kong. Under its new support arrangement, Hong Kong is co-ordinating firms in the Pacific Basin […]

Aid crack down plan could flout Euro rights, claims Law Society

ONE of the new measures to crack down on legal aid abuse by the apparently wealthy could put the UK in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights, the Law Society has claimed. Russell Wallman, head of the society’s professional policy unit, has urged the Lord Chancellor’s Department to rethink its plans to limit […]

Privatisations

Pinsent Curtis acted for the joint venture purchaser of the largest of the 13 infrastructure service companies being sold by British Rail in advance of the Railtrack privatisation. GT Railway Maintenance, a joint venture formed by GEC Alsthom and Tarmac Construction, has, conditional upon approval by the European Commission under EU merger regulations, purchased Central […]

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