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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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Wragge and Co’s IP team wins TMT Team of the Year award for Virgin v Zodiac

Wragge & Co’s intellectual property (IT) team has won TMT Team of the Year at The Legal Business Awards. The award was given in recognition of the team’s high-profile Supreme Court victory against Virgin Atlantic Airways.  Not only did the team win the case on behalf of client Zodiac Seats, saving it from a £49m […]

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Davenport Lyons and Howard Kennedy FSI in merger talks

Davenport Lyons and Howard Kennedy FSI are in top level discussions about a potential merger. The West End media boutique approached Howard Kennedy FSI (HKFsi) days after its negotiations with Shakespeares were called off at the end of January (30 January 2014). HKFsi confirmed the move. A spokesperson said: “We have been approached and are […]

Michael Harris of Eversheds comments on construction industry following UK floods

Michael Conroy Harris, construction expert at Eversheds, has said that there is no spare capacity in the UK construction industry following the floods.  Commenting on the latest set of UK construction output figures, Harris said: ‘The latest figures are of course encouraging but we need to stop and consider how the current floods will have […]

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“Largest ever” SDT fines upheld at High Court

The High Court has upheld a Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) decision to fine a West End firm for misconduct after letting Portsmouth Football Club use its bank account while under winding up proceedings. Mayfair firm Fuglers and its two managing partners were hit with the largest-ever fines imposed by the SDT, for enabling the club […]

Money Laundering Bulletin — spring 2014

DLA Piper’s financial services regulatory team has released the spring 2014 edition of its Money Laundering Bulletin. In this issue, the firm looks at how money laundering cases related to fraud have surged in the UK and how Standard Bank was fined £7.6m for failures in its anti-money laundering controls. DLA Piper also provide updates of anti-money […]

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