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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 […]

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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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Following a year-long flurry of work in the banking and telecoms sectors, Simmons & Simmons’ Qatar office has scooped the work on a key sponsorship deal with the state’s national Olympics committee. The work is for new client and champion yachtswoman Tracy Edwards. The round-the-world sailor who, in an unrelated case was last week fighting […]

Offshore companies exposed to litigation

Offshore companies, such as oil rig operators, are being exposed unnecessarily to multimillion-dollar litigation because they do not have a coherent legal strategy, a report has shown. Refusal to instruct a lawyer at an early stage, negative attitudes towards in-house lawyers and lack of commercial advice from external law firms, are also cited. Some 60 […]

Burness chairman steps down

The chairman of Scottish firm Burness, John Rafferty, has stepped down after seven years in the job.He has been replaced by Philip Rodney whose former post as head of Burness’ dispute resolution practice has been taken over by 31-year-old David Morgan.During Rafferty’s chairmanship Burness has seen turnover grow threefold to £15m. It has also moved […]

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Despite the Financial Ombudsman Service’s growing power in the market, many legal advisers don’t seem to be up to speed. Garon Anthony reports In just three years since its inception, the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has dealt with thousands of consumer complaints against financial services businesses and awarded compensation totalling millions of pounds in respect […]

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