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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.


DIFC court declines to stay proceedings in favour of LCIA arbitration

By Henry Quinlan and Natalie Wainwright The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) court has declined to stay proceedings in favour of an LCIA arbitration in London, despite finding that the arbitration clause was valid. In rendering its judgment, the court concluded that the presently drafted DIFC Arbitration Law failed to implement the New York Convention. […]


CoA blocks CIA drones challenge

The Court of Appeal (CoA) has thrown out a claim challenging the legality of British involvement in US drone strikes because any judgment would be a condemnation of US foreign policy. Master of the Rolls Lord Dyson, Lord Justices Laws and Elias said that they could not determine whether UK officials’ role in aiding drone […]

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HSF advocacy chief Murray Rosen quits to return to the bar

The co-head of Herbert Smith Freehills’ (HSF) advocacy unit Murray Rosen QC has retired from the firm to return to the bar, The Lawyer can reveal.  His resignation comes weeks after the firm hired Maitland Chambers’ silk Tom Leech QC (9 January 2014) in what marked a rare silk hire for the firm. Rosen insisted […]

Health and safety: how safe is your coffee machine?

In January 2014, a Shoosmiths client was served with a health and safety improvement notice after failing to provide its local council with a written scheme of examination and examination reports concerning a coffee machine. This was held to be a breach of the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000, the main regulations governing the duties […]

LIBOR claims set to continue

Walker Morris has reported previously on the high-profile litigation arising out of the 2012 London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) manipulation scandal. In the latest development, the Court of Appeal was recently tasked to referee two conflicting High Court decisions in respect of LIBOR-linked loan or swap agreements where, in both cases, the borrowers sought to […]

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