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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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Lambeth offloads 20 lawyers as it scraps its in-house team

The Borough of Lambeth has effectively scrapped its in-house legal team, shedding several staff members and putting around 10 others out to six small practices scattered around the country. Lambeth councillors voted last year to externalise 85 per cent of the borough’s legal work in an attempt to revamp its image. Lambeth’s head of legal […]

City firm installs disaster safety net

BIDDLE & Co goes live this week with a new IT infrastructure designed to withstand terrorist attacks, fires, bombs and other disasters. The City firm intends to test-drive the new system among its secretaries before training lawyers to use it. The system is based on DEC Alpha hardware supplied by Resolution Systems, and uses Microsoft […]

IT guru shares her 'nuggets' of wisdom with legal profession

Bibi Berki reports AN IT consultant to law firms has launched a series of information packs aimed at answering questions about technology and computerisation. Delia Venables, the author of The Guide to the Internet for Lawyers, says her “nuggets” explain specific aspects of law office computing and offer advice for small-to-medium-sized practices. There are nine […]

Human rights. Where fear is a way of legal life

Imagine this: a crowd of people, smiling faces, all supporters of your cause, each one eager to talk to you. But a nagging doubt remains at the back of your mind: “What if somebody here wants to kill me?” This is just another meeting for Erin Keskin, a Turkish human rights lawyer. Her fears are […]

The nightmare next door

In the 1970s and 1980s the main subject of complaints received by local authorities about council housing was disrepair. Today these problems have largely been overcome, and they have been replaced by the problem of “neighbours from hell”. National and regional media have been swift to list complaints of antisocial behaviour by tenants on housing […]

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