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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.


Maples Teesdale advises on relocation

Maples Teesdale has just advised merger partners Vizard Staples & Bannisters and Wyeth & Co on a 16-year lease of offices at Admirals Park, part of Land Securities’ new Crossways scheme near Dartford.The firms’ decision to take around 33,000sq ft prepares for the November merger. Wyeth will vacate its four Dartford sites to move into […]

Brief Encounter: Boyes Turner

How Boyes Turner reinvented itself – twice Eighteen months ago Reading firm Boyes Turner (Boyes Turner Burrows as it was then) decided the time had come for some radical changes.Questions were presumably asked about the efficiency of the practice in a market of increasing competition and about new business acquisition, resulting in some realisations all-round. […]

Freshfields boosts US securities in HK with Credit Suisse in-houser

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has hired a securities specialist from its client Credit Suisse First Boston. The magic circle firm has boosted its US law practice in Hong Kong by recruiting in-house lawyer Josh Zim-merman.The move reunites Zimmerman with former Cravath Swaine & Moore colleague Joe Sevack. The pair were based in the US firm’s Hong […]

Calling for change

Sebastian Farr has been both a barrister and a solicitor, and as head of legal at Oftel he is looking forward to more change as the sector consolidates. Eleanor Levenson reports As a barrister the first time round, Farr’s big thing was European anti-dumping and competition law work. In 1985 he went to the Brussels […]

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