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Shoospeak HR podcast – Episode 2: The rise of the cyberbully in the workplace

By Andrew Graham, Amy Leech Our Shoospeak HR podcast considers the recent increase in cyberbullying within the workplace and some of the issues employers are facing as a result. Shoosmiths colleagues Andy Graham, Amy Anderson and Amy Leech discuss the rise of cyberbullying within the workplace and some of the key issues employers are facing […]

New EU address requirement for food and drink labelling after Brexit

By Rachel Turnbull, Francesca Poole What are the changes? The UK Government has recently released guidance confirming a number of requirements for Food Business Operators (FBOs) who wish to export packaged food and beverages to Europe after the end of the BREXIT transition period. FBOs are advised to read this guidance in detail if required. This […]

What is the Schrems 2.0 case about?

By Nick Holland, Sarah Tedstone The case was begun by Max Schrems as a complaint to the Irish data protection authority, the Data Protection Commission (DPC), about Facebook in Ireland sending his personal data to Facebook’s US parent company making it subject to mass covert US surveillance laws. The case dealt with whether two of […]

Investigation against TikTok in Hungary – How the HCA takes on the tech world

By András Nagy The Hungarian Competition Authority (HCA) has initiated an investigation against TikTok, the popular social media platform. TikTok’s capacity to generate vast amounts of consumer data and shower its users with ads has already sounded several alarm bells as regulators attempt to make sense of the phenomena that is digitalisation. The HCA took […]

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Shoosmiths records best month for new homes plot sales

Shoosmiths has recorded its best month for new homes plot sales since the firm started formally recording data nearly nine years ago. The national law firm chalked up more than 400 reservations in November on behalf of its housebuilder clients. Derek Archer, national head of the new homes plot sales team, which operates out of […]

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Continental Capital Markets v GFI Holdings & Ors

Continental Capital Markets SA v GFI Holdings Ltd & Ors November, 25-30 days, Commercial Court For the claimant Conticap: Rosenblatt partner Laura Clatworthy, instructed 11KBW’s Daniel Oudkerk QC to lead 11KBW’s Amy Rogers and Essex Court Chambers’ David Craig, instructed by Clatworthy For the defendant GFI Brokers: Blackstone Chambers’ Paul Goulding QC Blackstone Chambers’ Tristan […]

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R (UK Uncut Legal Action Ltd) v HMRC

R (UK Uncut Legal Action Ltd) v HMRC May, 1 Day, Administrative Court For the applicant UK Uncut: Devereux Chambers’ Ingrid Simler QC leading Blackstone Chambers’ Ben Jaffey, instructed by Leigh Day & Co partner Richard Stein For the respondent HMRC: Blackstone Chambers’ James Eadie QC and Gemma White, instructed by the Treasury Solicitor The […]

Edwards Wildman gains Hong Kong capability via local merger

US firm Edwards Wildman Palmer has obtained approval to fully integrate its associated Hong Kong firm Lister Lo Lui & Choy and has added local litigation capability by hiring partner John Yiu from Hong Kong firm ONC Lawyers. Edwards Wildman established a presence in Hong Kong in 2006 and previously operated through an association with […]

Shoosmiths CEO Claire Rowe looks ahead to 2013

Claire Rowe looks ahead to 2013. Happy New Year from everyone at Shoosmiths. We hope 2013 will be a happy and productive year for all. Excellent client service sat at the top of our agenda in 2012 and will continue to do so in 2013. We want our clients to have an ‘amazing client experience’ […]

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