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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.


BSkyB head of legal and business relinquishes role after fifteen years

The head of legal and business affairs at BSkyB Deanna Bates has stepped down from her role after 15 years. She will be replaced by her deputy, James Conyers. Bates will continue working in the legal department for two days a week and was keen to emphasise that the move had nothing to do with […]

Eversheds dumps London private client practice

Eversheds has decided to cease its private client function in London and has reached an agreement to transfer the practice to Dawsons. Under the arrangement, Eversheds partner Neil Morris will be joining Dawsons from 30 April 2004. Partner Nigel Porteous will move to Maples & Calder in the Cayman Islands. First reported on, 12 […]

Primus ditches in-house legal function

Primus Telecommunications’ European general counsel Ashraf Mohammed is the latest victim of in-house pruning, leaving the company with no legal function. Mohammed joined the company three and a half years ago from key external adviser Campbell Hooper and leaves amicably after completing a major restructuring of the company. “Primus don’t need a European general counsel,” […]

DLA’s Dutch suitor loses five partners

Five partners from Dutch firm SchutGrosheide are launching their own practice after disagreeing with the firm’s decision to merge with DLA. SchutGrosheide has been a member of the DLA Group for three years and last week agreed a deal for the two firms to merge as of 1 January 2004. However, a five-partner team decided […]

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