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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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Pearl gains circuit judge appointment

Professor David Stephen Pearl is to be appointed as a circuit judge on the South Eastern Circuit. He is also to become an immigration adjudicator and chief adjudicator and has been designated as a special adjudicator. Pearl, who is 50, has been professor of law and dean of the school of law at the University […]

Home Office advises on Family Court

NEW national standards designed to advise court welfare officers on Family Court procedures have been released by the Home Office. The standards, which come into effect on 1 January 1995, are aimed at providing “best practice” guidelines for individual probation areas. Published for the first time, the new standards focus on the needs of children […]

Law Society hosts UINL visit

The Law Society welcomed members of the European Commissions of the Union Internationale du Notariat Latin (UINL) last week. President Charles Elly hosted a dinner for delegates at King’s College, Cambridge, vice president John Young spoke at the opening ceremony and delegates visited local law firms in the city.

Law Soc takes PR show to its members

The Law Society has launched its meet-the-members roadshow in the full knowledge that as a professional body it will “never be deeply loved” (The Lawyer 7 June). The aim of the public relations offensive is to give solicitors a chance to make their views known and for the society to explain its role and the […]

Boating warns 'no cash for law'

Reform on a shoestring budget will be the likely approach to the legal system under a future Labour government, according to the party’s House of commons legal spokesman, Paul Boateng. Improving access to justice will be a high political priority – but it is unlikely to figure strongly in the pecking order for increased spending, […]

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