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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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Litigation Personal Injury 4/10/99

Kreibech v Department of Health sub nom in the matter of CJD litigation (1999) QBD (Morland J) 8 September 1999 Claimant: Female, widow of deceased (‘D’) who died in July 1997 at the age of 37. Incident: D suffered from stunted growth and was treated with a growth hormone extracted from the pituitary glands of […]

In brief: Sinclair Roche & Temperley

Sinclair Roche & Temperley has appointed former Shanghai admiralty judge Chen Zhensheng as its senior People’s Republic of China legal consultant in Shanghai. Sinclair Roche has also appointed Adrian Clarke as its chief representative in Shanghai.

Pinsents wins property panel places

Pinsent Curtis’ property team has won a place on two high-profile panels – with the Woolwich and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food (MAFF). The national firm has bagged the job of advising MAFF on its general property work in the South of England. Nabarro Nathanson’s Sheffield office has won a similar contract for […]

Financings

US firm Latham & Watkins’ London office acted for Japanese trading company Nissho Iwai Corporation on a number of oil-backed financings completed in the Republic of Angola. The credit facilities, totalling £224m, will be advanced to Sociedade Nacional de Combustiveis de Angola – Sonangol UEE to finance the development of crude oil production in the […]

Woolwich and B&B axe in-house teams

The Woolwich Bank and the Bradford & Bingley Building Society are making swingeing cuts to their in-house legal teams. Four lawyers and around 16 support staff out of the 32-person team at the Woolwich are being made redundant, while Bradford & Bingley are slashing their 26-person legal team – including lawyers and paralegals – by […]

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