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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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Andersens continues search as it admits failure of link-up

Arthur Andersen has pledged to continue the search for a top City law firm merger partner following a public admission of the failure of talks with Simmons & Simmons. The Lawyer first revealed speculation that Simmons was in talks with Andersens in May but neither side would confirm it until last week, when Simmons announced […]

Orchard's IT practice blossoms

EX-Freshfields partner Paul Taylor is to head a new information technology and intellectual property department at expanding City firm Orchard. Taylor joined the firm on 3 November after four months “unofficial” gardening leave from Freshfields where he was a founder member of its IT/IP practice. And The Lawyer understands Orchard is gearing up to hire […]

In brief: Insurance lawyers elect new president

Berryman Lace Mawer head of personal injury Martin Bruffell was elected president of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (Foil) at the organisation’s annual general meeting in London on 7 November. He succeeds Beachcroft stanley partner Tony Cherry, who stood down after two years in office.

New head for Dentons in Moscow

Denton Hall has taken on American in-house lawyer Pat Seferovich as head of its Moscow office. Seferovich, who will replace Larry George, comes from US oil company Occidental. He has spent the past five years in Moscow as vice-president of the company’s Russian subsidiary involved in oil and gas projects in the CIS. Malcolm Groom, […]

Justice hands over casework to criminal cases appeals body

Justice is winding down one of its core activities: the campaigns it has waged for 40 years against individual miscarriages of justice. Instead the group will concentrate its limited resources on scrutinising the new Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) to ensure it does its job effectively. Justice legal officer Razia Karim said the setting up […]

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