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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.


Support partner

Our next report is a classic instance of foot very much in mouth. Socialising at a work party, one senior partner found himself talking to one of the firm’s young assistants. Making small talk over his canapés, he offered the assistant some supportive words, telling him what a fantastic job he’d been doing, to which […]

Lawyers get the trots

The HR feature in the 8 December edition of The Lawyer brought lots of fascinating details into the public arena for the first time. Diversity programmes, 360? reviews, recruitment in far-flung places… it’s all there. Tulkinghorn’s favourite snippet, though, featured Simmons & Simmons. The firm takes its commitment to HR seriously and has long offered […]

Victoria’s secret

As Tulkinghorn knows only too well, lawyers like to be precise. Therefore, he was not surprised to read that Rob Hulls, the Attorney-General in Victoria, Australia, intends to clarify some possibly confusing wording in the state’s Legal Practice Act. Hulls intends to ban the title ‘solicitor’ in the act because… well… people might confuse lawyers […]

Real Estate Review 2003: Real estate rundown

Undoubtedly the most memorable event in the world of real estate lawyers this year was the demise of DJ Freeman. After an internal rift became too big to repair, DJ Freeman’s property team was sent packing to take up a new home at Olswang – thereby building the latter’s real estate turnover to around 25 […]

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