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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.

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Clifford Chance opens up in Prague

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EVERSHEDS' choice of EMPLOYMENT Barristers

Eversheds Jaques & Lewis uses employment barristers more than it used to. Says partner Helga Breen: “We do not use them for getting a second opinion. We tend to use them as a cheap alternative to solicitors or when we’re incredibly busy.” Employment law barristers “need a thorough grasp of the law as well as […]

Mills & Reeve tracks down City recruits

THREE City property lawyers have moved to East Anglia to help Mills & Reeve win more City work. Penny Hubbard, a former Macfarlanes partner, is the most senior of the new recruits to join the Mills & Reeve Cambridge commercial property department headed by Duncan Ogilvy. The firm has also taken on former Lovell White […]

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 […]

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