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For the love of lockdown

In this guest blog, Sophie Warren shares her thoughts on self-development for aspiring solicitors during lockdown. With experience of being a paralegal, blogger, Instagram influencer, as well as a keen runner, she has lots of experience and advice to share.

Time to go home: BP v Surrey County Council and RP

This case is of importance not only because it was likely to arise in other cases in the UK context of the coronavirus, but because Article 15 considerations arise in cases of grave importance, such as national security cases.

Cyprus: Predictability of criminal liability in relation to restrictions of movements due to Covid-9

The prohibition of unnecessary movements was implemented from the 24th of March, in accordance with the provisions of the Regulatory Administrative Act 117/2020. Subsequently, with the coming into force of the Regulatory Administrative Act 152/2020, from 13 April until 4 May, at 5:59 a.m., citizens without permission to commute due to work were only permitted one movement by exception, after following the SMS process, or the handwritten completion of Form B for persons above 65 years of age.

Digital media and the right to be forgotten

The “right to be forgotten”, which has become a trending right in the internet and digital media where even legal distribution and accure content of the information about individuals constitutes a violation of human rights, is of great importance especially for the dignity of these individuals, for independent development of their personalities and full authority over his/her personal data.

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Sacker & Partners has appointed Julia Perrin as HR director. Perrin joins from Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw, where she was HR business partner to the corporate, finance, pensions and employment groups. •Sacker & Partners has appointed Julia Perrin as HR director. Perrin joins from Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw, where she was HR business […]

Olswang attempts to reposition as corporate firm

Olswang attempts to reposition as corporate firm” />Olswang is attempting to distance itself from its technology, media and telecoms (TMT) boutique roots, launching a six-month marketing campaign in a bid to achieve its goal. The campaign, which features Tube advertising at London Bridge Station, will aim to underline what the firm feels is its depth […]

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Justice calls for IPP overhaul as court finds three cases ‘unlawful’

Human rights organisation Justice has called for fundamental reform of the system of indeterminate sentencing for public protection (IPP). Justice senior legal officer Sally Ireland said IPPs had recently been thrown into turmoil by the High Court judgments in Wells v Parole Board (2007), Walker v Secretary of State for the Home Department (2007) and […]

Proskauer prepares London launch

Proskauer Rose is set to open its London Mayfair office with former O’Melveny & Myers private equity chairman Matthew Hudson as head. Hudson, who joined O’Melveny in 2004 as part of the firm’s strategy to rebuild its private equity practice, said the office will focus on private equity and hedge fund work. “It will be […]

Asda turns to Bircham to help drive expansion strategy

Supermarket giant Asda has handed Bircham Dyson Bell the mandate for the planning communications strategy for its nationwide store expansion strategy. The City firm’s public affairs team, which is part of its parliamentary, public law and planning practice, has taken on the work, led by partner and head of public affairs Jonathan Bracken. Bracken has […]

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