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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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A festival of in-house talent

Bah-humbug to all the smug so and so’s off to Glastonbury this week. For the rest of us stuck in the office, put on some background folk music and get into the festival mood with the in-house lawyers headlining in The Lawyer this week. Let’s start with the emerging talent tent. Here, Nationwide general counselLiz […]

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The game changer

Knowledge management played a pivotal role in creating ‘Big Law’, but it must now be used as an agent of change By Matthew Whalley client knowledge manager and head of legal risk services Berwin Leighton Paisner Faced with cost-reduction drives from clients and a migration of talent into in-house teams, the legal services model is under […]

Walker Morris launches tracker to map changes in employment law

Walker Morris has launched a legislation tracker to follow changes in the employment law arena. The first half of 2013 has seen many announcements in relation to changes expected. With new information being received almost weekly, Walker Morris’s legislation tracker sets out the changes in chronological order and highlights the headline points together with the […]

Supreme Court’s pay-for-delay ruling raises more questions than answers

On 17 June 2013, the US Supreme Court ruled in Federal Trade Commission v Actavis that antitrust challenges to pay-for-delay agreements between drug makers should be analysed under the ‘rule of reason’. The court took a middle ground between the position advanced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which argued that the burden should be on […]

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