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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Conseco’s bankruptcy adds to US law firms fee bonanza

The boom in restructuring fees for US lawyers is continuing unabated as Conseco becomes the latest bankruptcy to add to the growing cash pile. According to a recent bankruptcy filing, a total of $10.2m (£6.3m) in fees and expenses have so far accumulated on reorganising the US financial services group, which filed for Chapter 11 […]

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The post-war reconstruction of Iraq could be put on hold unless the insurance industry is prepared to underwrite new risks. Juliet Blanch and Peter Hardy report Companies working in Iraq and the region need to consider a range of insurance issues and may have to accept that they will be operating in a high-risk environment, […]

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