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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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Significant progress on pro bono front

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Is this the most dangerous barrister in Britain?

Martin Chitty and Nick Hurley warn against the sacking of soccer hooligans. Martin Chitty is an employment partner in the human resources group of Wragge & Co. For a former member of 11 King’s Bench Walk – one of the UK’s best-known employment sets – the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, has displayed a sad lack […]

In brief: Linklaters partner count reaches 212

Linklaters has made up 25 new partners, bringing its total to 212. They include three new recruits who were partners in rival firms. Insolvency partner Tony Bugg was poached from Dibb Lupton Alsop last October, where he headed the insolvency practice; securities specialist Richard Hughes was recruited from Herbert Smith; and Piphob Veraphong, made a […]

Raincock loses second underwriter

Legal Expenses insurance company Litigation Protection, headed up by high profile insurer Brian Raincock, has parted company with the underwriters of its before-the-event intellectual property policy. Templeton Insurance, sole underwriters for the policy which had an expanding annual turnover of around £200,000, withdrew its support from Raincock’s company last week. Raincock admitted that Templetons had […]

Andersens chose Wilde Sapte over rival Simmons' bid

Simmons & Simmons’ failure to link with Arthur Andersen was the result of losing a beauty contest with Wilde Sapte, it has emerged. It had been thought that Simmons had decided not to be taken over by Arthur Andersen. However, The Lawyer has learnt that Andersens had been conducting talks in parallel with both Wilde […]

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