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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.



In the first of a new series, Abigail Townsend asks which type of firm is likely to get a significant share of the rich pickings that are on offer in the pharmaceuticals sector. The new millennium got under way in style for the pharmaceuticals industry as two industry giants started work on one of the […]

It's been a bad week for…

Arthur Farrer, former partner at Farrer & Co, the Queen’s firm of solicitors. The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Bingham said Farrer had breached the 1989 Firearms Act by telling his 81-year-old mother where he kept the keys to his gun cupboard. The police never suggested that his mother has handled the guns or “expressed any […]

Herbert Smith advises e-bank

Herbert Smith and Irish firm Arthur Cox are advising on what they claim will be the first global online bank. Herbert Smith, in conjunction with Spanish law firm Uria & Menendez, is advising Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria and the largest European and South American-quoted internet company, Terra Networks. The bank and the internet company are […]

Cadwalader poaches CMS Cameron McKenna's head of African practice

US firm Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has lured CMS Cameron McKenna’s highly-regarded project finance partner Paul Biggs to join its London office. Biggs is the head of Camerons’ African group. His departure will come as a blow to the firm as it restructures its management team to boost its ambitions for international expansion. Biggs has […]

Ernst & Young appoints team for litigation unit

The law firm of accountancy giant Ernst & Young in Paris has poached a top litigation partner and his team from US firm Shearman & Sterling. Eric Teynier, two senior assistants and a paralegal will join Ernst & Young to set up a litigation and arbitration department. The practice will work with the accountant’s London […]

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