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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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HP counsel quits and pleads the fifth at hearing

Hewlett Packard’s (HP) general counsel Ann Baskins has quit the embattled technology company and will use the fifth amendment at a House Committee appearance today. HP made a statement earlier today (28 September) announcing Baskins’ resignation, just ahead of her appearance before the US House Energy & Commerce Committee today. HP senior executives, including Baskins, […]

Law Soc regulators take to task referral fee breaches

The Law Society’s regulation board is set to overhaul completely the rules and guidance governing the use of referral fees in what could be its first reversal of a decision made by the old-style society. The board, which has been up and running since January 2006, decided last week (20 September) to examine the current […]

Linklaters celebrates the hire of Bellamy from the CAT

Linklaters celebrates the hire of Bellamy from the CAT” />There was only one thing that occupied the minds of competition lawyers last week and that was the news that Sir Christopher Bellamy was stepping down from the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) to join Linklaters as a senior consultant. The announcement could not have been timed […]

The internationalisation of Reed Smith

Reed Smith is on the move ahead of its merger with Richards Butler. As first reported in the Estates Gazette in June, Reed Smith is moving all the way from Coventry to Solihull. But it’s not just small-town UK that’s being affected by changes at Reed Smith. Yes, small-town US is going through the same […]

Judge gives the green light to £100bn tobacco class action

A host of US firms are preparing for battle after a New York judge ruled that a case against tobacco firms could go ahead as a class action. The case was first filed by Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll in May 2004, against companies including Philip Morris, RJ Reynolds, British American Tobacco (BAT), Liggett Group, […]

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