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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 […]


Welcome to London Heller Ehrman

On this very day (16 January) a year ago, The Lawyer revealed that Heller Ehrman was ready to launch in London. The firm was planning to complete negotiations on its new office in February 2006. But the London property market can be pretty tough – just ask Reed Smith. Now it seems those plans may […]

Assessment centres: the best talent scout

Assessment and development centres are increasingly relevant as law firms place more importance, and consequently more investment, in developing their talent. In what is now a talent-short marketplace, firms are under increasing pressure to attract and retain the top people. The recent age legislation, where firms can no longer use an employee’s number of years […]


Material world

The convergence of global markets could signal the end of market-specific laws relating to the substances used in products, with manufacturers the world over keeping one eye on EU standards. By Christopher Bell


Bircham Dyson Bell has hired Rod Meade as finance director. Meade joined the firm last November from Allen & Overy, where he was business operations manager for the global tax and US law group. US gaming operator Nevada Gold & Casinos has appointed Ernest East as its general counsel, chief compliance officer and senior vice-president. […]

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