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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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BTI Consulting Group names DLA Piper partners as 2014 Client Service All-Stars

DLA Piper has announced that James Brogan, Paul Hall, Joseph Kernen and Norman Leon have been recognised in BTI Consulting Group’s newly published report, The 2014 BTI Client Service All-Stars. The report recognises lawyers who deliver ‘the best client service to Fortune 1000 clients’. Lawyers appear on the list only when they have been named by […]

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Asia Moves: 11 February 2014

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within firms and offices in the Asia Pacific region. Australia Australian boutique firm Allion Legal has hired former Richard Winter as principal to head up its new finance practice in Sydney. Winter joins from K&L Gates’ Sydney office, where he headed up the firm’s New South Wales […]

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Litigation funding: Cutting up rough

The Excalibur fiasco has exposed the failings in third-party funding. Can the Association of Litigation Funders strike through the shambles? The first rule of third-party litigation funding is you don’t talk about third-party litigation funding. Once billed as a boon for access to justice, it has morphed into an under-reported and deregulated high-stakes game occasionally landing claimants […]

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The rise and fall of an ambitious regional firm

The demise of Linder Myers last week brought to the fore the little-known Solihull-based HCB Solicitors, a firm that has propelled its growth through hoovering up struggling rival firms in the North West. As one door closes, another opens. HCB emerged as the frontrunner in the race to save Linder Myers from administration this week […]

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Eversheds, Byrne and Partners swoop as Pannone, S&G tie-up looms

Pannone regulatory head Anthony Barnfather will join Slater & Gordon (S&G) when the firms combine despite initially resisting the move. The regulatory group was understood to have been against the planned merger when it was first mooted, with sources raising questions over whether S&G would absorb the group. Barnfather is currently part of a three-partner […]

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