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For the love of lockdown

In this guest blog, Sophie Warren shares her thoughts on self-development for aspiring solicitors during lockdown. With experience of being a paralegal, blogger, Instagram influencer, as well as a keen runner, she has lots of experience and advice to share.

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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Five years ago, as a 33-year-old senior banker of public school and Oxbridge education, possessing a Legal Practice Course (LPC) distinction and 12 years relevant banking/banking law experience, I embarked upon a second career as a finance lawyer with some optimism. Today, three years qualified by conventional standards, treated in most respects as four years […]

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Oh, the trills of delight at Allen & Overy (A&O). And oh, the snorts of disbelief at Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters & Alliance – swiftly alchemised into studied indifference – when we revealed A&O’s hire of Cravath Swaine & Moore partner Dan Cunningham last week. But haven’t we been here before? The […]

English Partnerships declares results of reviewed law panel

Nabarro Nathanson, Hammond Suddards Edge and DLA are among the casualties of a major panel review at English Partnerships, the Government’s urban regeneration agency. The chosen firms are Eversheds, Denton Wilde Sapte, Pinsent Curtis Biddle and Warrington firm Forshaws. Firms covering niches such as the Greenwich Peninsula have still to be finalised, but are likely […]

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