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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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Pay showed up by figures

Women trainees are paid an average of £779 less per annum than their male colleagues the Trainee Solicitors Group has discovered. A nationwide survey of 203 trainees and LPC students also found that, for every two men on the minimum salary, there were three women. And 50 per cent of those from ethnic minorities received […]

Property

Davies Wallis Foyster advised St Modwen Developments on the £4.25m sale of town centre shopping centre The Gerard Centre, Ashton-in-Makerfield, to Hollins Murray, advised by Addleshaw Booth & Co.

In brief: Solicitor lands safest Scottish Tory seat

The Scottish Solicitor General, Paul Cullen, has been selected to stand as the Conservative prospective parliamentary candidate for Eastwood near Glasgow. The constituency – the safest Tory seat in Scotland – was left vacant when its sitting MP Allan Steward resigned following press reports about his health and private life. Cullen, 40, a relative newcomer […]

Students of poverty

Trainee solicitors do not have an easy ride into the profession – many bring with them considerable debts from their student days. One in eight respondents to a recent survey carried out by the Trainee Solicitors Group said they had a debt of £10,000 or more, while the average debt was £5,000. One in three […]

Clerk's retirement signals new era

Chris Fogarty reports Wilberforce Chambers is to follow the growing trend of appointing a chambers director when it loses its senior clerk next year. The impending retirement of Wilberforce Chambers’ senior clerk Roy Beazley after nearly 40 years in the job has seen the prominent commercial chancery set radically revamp its management structure. Beazley, who […]

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