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For the love of lockdown

In this guest blog, Sophie Warren shares her thoughts on self-development for aspiring solicitors during lockdown. With experience of being a paralegal, blogger, Instagram influencer, as well as a keen runner, she has lots of experience and advice to share.

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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Work Life Quiz: Simon Hardwick, Halliwells

What was your first-ever job?A tyre storeman at the Avon Rubber Company, Wiltshire. What was your worst experience as a trainee?Starting work. My employer had forgotten I was joining so I didn’t have an office. I spent my first week in the basement. Where’s the best place to go if you want to find out […]

Channel Islands

Nearly nine years after its inception, the Channel Islands Stock Exchange is booming. Alan Stevens reports on the reasons why The Channel Islands Stock Exchange (CISX) has recently seen a significant increase in listings of specialist debt securities – securities which, because of their nature, are normally bought and traded by a limited number of […]

Links reshuffles finance leadership

Linklaters made a raft of appointments last week, leading to the appointment of a new global head of financial markets and two new practices being launched in Amsterdam. The magic circle firm appointed partner Michael Kent to global head of the financial markets group, with the current chief Paul Nelson stepping down at the start […]

Pinsents boosts City pay by £10K

Pinsent Masons has boosted salaries for its newly qualified associates (NQs). City NQs will now see an additional £10,000, a rise of 19 per cent from the previous figure of £53,000 to £63,000. NQs at the firm’s regional offices in Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester, meanwhile, will earn £40,000 during the 2007-08 term – a 14 […]

Herbies’ global expansion push stifles profit growth

Herbert Smith had a muted year in 2006-07, with average profit per equity partner (PEP) dropping by 2 per cent on last year’s figure. As reported by The Lawyer (21 May), the firm was predicting that this year’s PEP would be either equal to or lower than last year’s sum of £839,000, while revenue would […]

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