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Parole Board decision quashed on grounds of procedural unfairness

In R(Grinham) v the Parole Board of England & Wales and the Secretary of State for Justice [2020] EWHC 2140 (Admin) the High Court quashed a decision of the Parole Board where it found that a prisoner’s oral hearing and a subsequent decision, refusing his release, had been marred by procedural unfairness.

Second package of Covid-19 related state aid measures adopted by the Serbian government

On its session held on 30 July 2020, the Serbian Government adopted the Conclusion no. 05 401-6052 / 2020 (the ”Conclusion” or ”Second Package”), which extends the application of the first package of direct and fiscal benefits to business entities in the private sector, that was introduced in the Decree on Fiscal Benefits and Direct Aid to Companies in the Private Sector and Monetary Aid to Citizens Aimed at Reducing Economic Consequences due to COVID-19 (the “First Package”).

GDPR and the Cayman Data Protection Law for Insurance Managers (and clients)

The General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679, or GDPR, is a set of EU regulations aimed at the protection of personal data and privacy of natural persons (not corporations) based within the EU. The GDPR has extraterritorial effect in that it applies to the processing of personal data of persons who are situated in the EU […]

Merck vs MSD – When is online use considered use in Switzerland?

In its landmark decision of 29 April 2020, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court held that the online use of a trademark or other sign must have a commercial effect in Switzerland for such use to be considered use in Switzerland. A global website targeted at a worldwide audience may have a commercial effect in Switzerland.

Antitrust Review 2021 – Portugal

This article summarises the legislative developments and the main investigations carried out during 2019 by the Portuguese Competition Authority (PCA).

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Leading media lawyers have set out their expectations of Lord Justice Leveson ahead of the Thursday (29 November) publication of his inquiry into the culture, practice and ethics of the press. Publication of the report comes after a year-long inquiry into the press in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal that engulfed the now-defunct News […]

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Twitter, twit…. writ?

As Lord McAlpine presses ahead in seeking damages from everyone who tweeted lies about him, Dominic Crossley asks how many claims will have to be issued before a way is found to prevent the misuse of modern technology? It has the makings of a pub quiz question: What do Sally Bercow, Nick Griffin, Lalit Modi, […]

Tom Crone

Position: Former News International head of legal A week after James Murdoch implied that his lawyers had failed to inform him about the extent of Hackgate, Tom Crone resigned from the company. A stalwart of the Fleet Street legal set, Crone is highly regarded in media circles and is seen as a tough negotiator. In 2007 he told a parliamentary select […]

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UK firms are “shying away” from BD, says NatWest

A minority of UK law firms see business development (BD) activities as a priority despite dwindling work levels, according to research from NatWest (part of the RBS group) and BD specialist Huthwaite Legal. Delegates at NatWest’s 2012 series of legal conferences, held in association with Huthwaite, were surveyed for their views of the industry and […]

Harvey Kass

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It would be easy for Lord Justice Leveson to overreact after such a long, emotional and expensive inquiry, but it would not be the right course says Harvey Kass Spare a thought for Lady Lynne Leveson. One minute enjoying a low-profile life and the next married to arguably the most controversial person in the land, […]

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