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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.


Further Scottish court chaos averted

In a 30 second hearing, senior Scottish judges ruled that decisions made by Scotland’s temporary sheriffs for the past 22 years were not invalid. The court pledged to provide reasons for its decision later. It was claimed in the case that the use of temporary sheriffs contravened the Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1971, which allows […]

Firms hold legal guides to account

Law firms are banding together to bring legal directories to account in the wake of a survey claiming some clients do not rely on the guides to select law firms. The Lawyer published results of a survey this month which found only 5 per cent of respondents from the in-house sector felt directories were “very […]

Dispute stalls Eversheds' European bank contract

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has delayed the appointment of Eversheds’ Moscow office following a dispute over consultancy services. Eversheds joined a consortium including accountancy firm Arthur Andersen to bid for the contract, which involves advising the EBRD on Urals and West Siberian venture funds. The EBRD held a beauty parade for […]

Quote of the week

“Thank you, Mr Fayed. For me at any rate, it has been a memorable four-and-a-half days.” -Desmond Browne QC expresses his gratitude on completion of his cross-examination of Mohamed Al Fayed. The owner of Harrods has entertained the High Court with extraordinary allegations during the libel case brought against him by Neil Hamilton, the former […]


Linklaters & Alliance represented the South African government and state-owned company Transnet on the privatisation of South African Airways (SAA). As part of the privatisation

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