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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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Australian law firms are taking a hard look at their foreign operations and discarding those that cost too much. In New York, Mallesons Stephen Jaques and Allen Allen & Hemsley shut down their offices, while in London, Freehill Hollingdale & Page recently announced the closure of its office and demonstrated that the London connection is […]

Napier bows out as threat to Mears rises

A NATIONAL campaign to oust Martin Mears from Chancery Lane received an immediate setback over the weekend when Michael Napier, the personal injury lawyers’ leader, announced he would not be challenging the president. The campaign for the Law Society presidency began in earnest last Friday with the launch of a national solicitors’ group determined to […]

Legal aid fee earner league distorted, says Law Society

A TOP 10 list of leading legal aid fee earning firms has been greeted with claims that the figures are distorted. For the first time, the Lord Chancellor’s Department has published a list of the leading legal aid earners by name. But Russell Wallman, head of professional policy at the Law Society, said the figures, […]

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