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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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Bar raises fears of cherry-picking as Govt extends conditional fees

SHARP warnings from the Bar have greeted the Government’s indication it will expand the “no win no fee” scheme to include other areas of law – and may even consider a US-style contingency fees system. Speaking at a Policy Studies Institute (PSI) conference in London last week, Geoffrey Hoon MP, parliamentary secretary at the Lord […]

In brief: Herbert Smith advises PW on Coopers link

Herbert Smith is advising Price Waterhouse on its merger with Coopers & Lybrand. Partners Elizabeth McKnight and Brussels-based Craig Pouncey are advising PW and Coopers & Lybrand on getting the merger past the EU’s competition directorate and the UK’s Office of Fair Trading, while corporate partners Stephen Barnard and Geoffrey Maddock are advising PW on […]

In brief: Ex-merchant banker moves to Pinsents

Pinsent Curtis has appointed former merchant banker Michael Frank to its newly-created post of director of corporate client development, to help develop the business advice it provides to clients. Frank, who worked in the financial services sector for more than 30 years, was previously with NatWest Markets’ corporate finance office in Leeds, and left there […]

In brief: Rate hikes for conditional fee insurance

Insurance premiums for the Law Society’s Accident Line Protect (ALP) conditional fee insurance scheme are to rise from 1 October. ALP is to split its insurance scheme for personal injury work into a two-tier system, charging £95.68 for road traffic accident cases and £161.20 for all other PI cases. Previously, all premiums for PI work […]

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