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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.


Flying Fysh

Phileas Fogg, that indomitable character in Jules Verne’s novel Round the World in 80 Days, would have felt some affinity with our popular head of the Patents Appeal Court Michael Fysh QC, as Fysh is both a voracious traveller and has recently has taken up a deep interest in ballooning as a result of his […]

Lord Irvine signals end for Queen’s Counsel

The Lord Chancellor last week indicated that he will be swapping the silks system for a quality mark set up by the barristers’ profession. The surprise concession by Lord Irvine follows his recent decision to appoint more silks than ever before. The Office of Fair Trading concluded in 2001 that it was “hard to see” […]

Slaughters keeps newbies on £50K wage

Slaughter and May has opted to keep its newly-qualified salaries static at £50,000, despite reviewing its decision following Clifford Chance‘s announcement of a dip in pay to £48,000 per year. Allen & Overy, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters have also rejected Clifford Chance’s cost-cutting approach, leaving their newly-qualifieds’ salaries at £50,000.

Theodores associates follow departed partners

Five further legacy Theodore Goddard (Addleshaw Goddard since 1 May) fee-earners are to join banking partners Michael Black and Jayesh Patel at Denton Wilde Sapte this week, now that the City firm has confirmed its merger with Addleshaw Booth & Co. Black and Patel, along with six partners due to go to Salans, left Theodores […]

Out of the East…

New Norton Rose chairman Paul Giles says he doesn’t have a great vision for his new role. Emma Vere-Jones meets a man who doesn’t like to plan It is not surprising that Paul Giles won the contested election to become the new chairman of Norton Rose. He has a quality attributable to all successful politicians: […]

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