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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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Ontario paralegals seek to avoid government regulation

Paralegals in Ontario, Canada, have asked the state government to allow them to continue to practice unregulated for another five years while they develop guidelines for self-governance, in a bid to allay the fears of lawyers. Canadian paralegals carry out administrative or technical tasks within law firms and also set up in practice on their […]

In brief: Advertising agency targets law practices

A new London company claims to be the first advertising agency to cater specifically for law firms. Reputation, which provides advertising consultancy, concepts and production services for the legal profession, was founded by former Stephens Innocent solicitor Renagh Christopher. She claimed lawyers had only recently considered advertising to win clients. “Instinctively, they do not want […]

Global plans for legal web site

Elizabeth Davidson reports AN ambitious plan to create a web site which will signpost every piece of legal information ever put on the Internet worldwide, has been hatched in Manchester. Business Legal Support, which provides training for lawyers and designs web sites, launched its World of Law site at the end of June. It aims […]

Manchester University falls foul of discrimination laws

An Industrial Tribunal has unanimously ruled that Manchester University Law Faculty was guilty of racial discrimination in its treatment of one of its law lecturers. The Birmingham tribunal found that in six out of eight complaints the university – which helped draft the Race Relations Act – unlawfully discriminated against Dr Asif Qureshi. Professor Rodney […]

Top Dutch firms elect to tie the knot in ground-breaking merger

LEADING Dutch practices Loeff Claeys Verbeke and Buruma Maris voted to merge last week. When the merger comes into effect on 1 January 1998, the new firm will overtake Nauta Dutilh as the largest firm in Holland with 380 fee earners. Dolf Stuyling de Lange, secretary to the general board at the Loeffs, the largest […]

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