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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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The Lawyer’s Web Week is a commentary on legal ­activity on the web. This includes an overview of the best of the week’s blogs. If you want to direct us to ­useful links, email webweek@thelawyer.com. An ear for the outs News of a heated ­meeting between senior staff at DLA Piper and redundancy consultation representatives […]

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Field Fisher lays off another seven fee-earners

Field Fisher Waterhouse has laid off seven fee-earners at the end of its third redundancy consultation. Field Fisher Waterhouse has laid off seven fee-earners at the end of its third redundancy consultation. The firm began consulting with fee-earners in its real estate, corporate and commercial practices last month and, while seven people have come forward […]

Lord Hunt calls on City firms to get involved with regulation

The Tory peer responsible for the Law Society ­regulatory review is ­appealing to City lawyers to engage in the study after they snubbed his initial call for evidence. The Tory peer responsible for the Law Society ­regulatory ;review ;is ­appealing to City lawyers to engage in the study after they snubbed his initial call for evidence. The […]

SR Group brings in former KLegal head

Former KLegal managing partner turned headhunter Nick Holt has been recruited by SR Group, the recruitment ­organisation that includes Taylor Root. He joins from Global Legal Search, where he has been a partner for five years. During his legal career, Holt was a founding partner of Weil Gotshal & Manges’ London office and an in-house […]

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