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Shoospeak HR podcast – Episode 2: The rise of the cyberbully in the workplace

By Andrew Graham, Amy Leech Our Shoospeak HR podcast considers the recent increase in cyberbullying within the workplace and some of the issues employers are facing as a result. Shoosmiths colleagues Andy Graham, Amy Anderson and Amy Leech discuss the rise of cyberbullying within the workplace and some of the key issues employers are facing […]

New EU address requirement for food and drink labelling after Brexit

By Rachel Turnbull, Francesca Poole What are the changes? The UK Government has recently released guidance confirming a number of requirements for Food Business Operators (FBOs) who wish to export packaged food and beverages to Europe after the end of the BREXIT transition period. FBOs are advised to read this guidance in detail if required. This […]

What is the Schrems 2.0 case about?

By Nick Holland, Sarah Tedstone The case was begun by Max Schrems as a complaint to the Irish data protection authority, the Data Protection Commission (DPC), about Facebook in Ireland sending his personal data to Facebook’s US parent company making it subject to mass covert US surveillance laws. The case dealt with whether two of […]

Investigation against TikTok in Hungary – How the HCA takes on the tech world

By András Nagy The Hungarian Competition Authority (HCA) has initiated an investigation against TikTok, the popular social media platform. TikTok’s capacity to generate vast amounts of consumer data and shower its users with ads has already sounded several alarm bells as regulators attempt to make sense of the phenomena that is digitalisation. The HCA took […]

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Fertility expert breaches contract

Roger Pearson reports on the ruling that an academic was in breach of contract with his university by taking on outside work. The recent High Court decision that leading fertility expert Dr Simon Fishel – who has worked with test-tube baby pioneers such as Patrick Steptoe – breached his contract with Nottingham University in respect […]

Wedlake Bell hints at US merger

Wedlake Bell is launching its first joint practice group with associated US firm Fredrikson & Byron. And head of the newly-formed e-commerce group Jonathan Cornthwaite hints that it may be the first step towards full merger. The two firms, which established an alliance in 1996, have set up an e-business group which will target start-ups […]

DoE and P&O face a battle for Waterloo

Roger Pearson reports on a case which sees the Secretary of State fight off the largest High Court dilapidation claim to date. The scene is now set for the final round of the largest ever High Court dilapidation action, with a claim which could go as high as £18m. The claim, which centres on Elizabeth […]

Rozenberg

Suddenly, the job of a legal journalist seems to be getting easier. It was never very difficult to start with – all you have to do is go to court, listen to what the judge says and write it down or read it out depending on whether you’re in papers or broadcasting. Just occasionally you […]

Financing

Gouldens advised KPMG Corporate Finance and Investec Henderson Crosthwaite as sponsors to Alphameric on a £72m fund raising to enable Alphameric’s £60m acquisition of Pennine Retail Systems (Holdings). Gouldens corporate partner Simon Allport worked on the deal, Nabarro Nathanson represented Alphameric and Addleshaw Booth & Co advised the vendors.

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