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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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The price of court listings service CLLIX has been slashed after a disappointing uptake by users. CLLIX, developed by the Legal Information Exchange, the Lord Chancellor’s Department and the Bar Council in 1992, is used by only 50 chambers and firms. It sends court lists over a telephone line as they are published. Data is […]

ANALYSIS:Injury has its compensations

As one of our PI Settlement notes last week indicates – a £158,000 CICB pay-out to attack victim Martin Davies – criminal injury compensation awards can be extremely high. Other than Green Form consultation, legal aid is not available to back CICB claims but the involvement of solicitors and counsel in the Davies case leaves […]

In brief: Hickman awaits Legal Aid response

London firm Hickman & Rose is waiting for the Legal Aid Board to respond to its affidavit, after being granted leave for judicial review last month. The firm is challenging a decision by the City of London Local Duty Solicitor Committee which stops duty solicitors delegating night-time and weekend work to non-solicitor representatives in certain […]

Law Society elections. The trouble with the profession is…

There can be little doubt that Law Society president Martin Mears has tapped into a reservoir of disaffection. But there is a danger that the current elections will increase polarisation at a time when we need to find common ground to revive the profession. The key issue is that the profession has not taken on […]

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