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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.


Hill Taylor in Hong Kong split

LONDON law firm Hill Taylor Dickinson has split with Hong Kong associated firm Hampton, Winter and Glynn after a five-year link. The London firm is now setting up a separate office in the colony with the Hong Kong firm’s four-lawyer shipping department. The split came when Hampton, Winter reviewed its business strategy, according to Hill […]

Burton's set swaps old offices for modern

John Malpas reports MICHAEL Burton QC’s 2 Crown Office Row set has moved to new offices. But the set, now renamed Littleton Chambers, has not left the confines of the Temple. Instead it has moved into what it says is the first purpose-built set of chambers in the Temple for over 150 years. Practice manager […]

Rival recruiters in row over documents

THE LONDON office of legal recruitment agency Reuter Simkin has successfully fought a legal action for the return of documents against an ex-employee and the rival agency which poached her. Reuter Simkin may also pursue the defendants, Daniels Bates, for damages. Jane Bowtell, Reuter Simkin director of legal recruitment, says: “We have had affidavits back […]

Children stage mock trial for Chief Justice

ASPIRING young advocates will get a chance to perform in front of Lord Chief Justice Taylor in the finals of the National Mock Trial Competition for schools this week. Sixteen schools are taking part in the competition organised by the Citizenship Foundation at Southwark Crown Court on Saturday. The competition, now in its fourth year, […]


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