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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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LCD to hike civil court venues by fifteen per cent

The Lord Chancellor’s Department has announced that it will increase the number of civil court venues by at least 15 per cent in an attempt to give better access to those using the courts There will now be 275 venues as opposed to 234. New measures will also allow people to access many court services […]

Shearmans lands CC competition ace

Shearman & Sterling has taken on Clifford Chance senior associate and French competition law expert Jean-Mathieu Cot Cot’s move follows Clifford Chance‘s raid on Herbert Smith’s Paris office, which saw highly-rated competition partners Claude Lazarus and Michel Debroux defect to Clifford Chance.Cot, who is dual-qualified in French and US law, will join Shearmans as European […]

Clyde & Co takes on Sinclair Roche duo

Two Sinclair Roche & Temperley partners who have opted out of joining Stephenson Harwood when the two firms merge have been hired by shipping specialist Clyde & Co As revealed on www. thelawyer.com/lawyernews Trade finance and commodities partner Robert Parson and energy and shipping expert Russell Ridley, are part of a group of five partners […]

Simmons partner joins Fladgates

Fladgate Fielder has taken on ex-Simmons & Simmons partner and head of the Abu Dhabi office Simon Pithers (left) as a partner in its corporate department Pithers was a Simmons partner until 2000. He has since pursued interests such as conference speaking and working on Middle Eastern development projects.

Jersey quandary over tax directive

The Jersey government has announced its intention to introduce legislation that will mean EU residents who invest on the island will no longer be exempt from tax payments in their native country However, there is concern on the island that if it enacts the proposed legislation while some EU member states do not, then Jersey […]

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