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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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Investing local government pension funds in infrastructure

Avid readers of Walker Morris updates may recall that we have written about this issue previously, first in 2010 and again last year. The government has now agreed with our view that, with the demise of the private finance initiative, new ways of investing in regeneration schemes are needed, and has recently changed the legislation to […]

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Eversheds eyes expansion for Africa network

Eversheds is setting out to grow its network of African best friend firms as work coming into the continent continues to boom. The renewed focus on Africa follows the decision of South African ally Routledge Modise to split away from Eversheds International, the firm’s grouping of foreign firms operating under the Eversheds brand (22 October […]

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You have to be good to worry about fee rates

Mid-market firms fret about their image, while the elite focus on pricing Nobody can quite agree on what ‘brand’ actually means, but everyone knows it is important. Indeed, research into leading law firms’ business challenges shows  the mid-market is nervous about it. A survey of 313 partners, finance bods and business development directors at The […]

Unfair terms in consumer contracts

In RWE Vertrieb AG v Verbraucherzentrale Nordrhein-Westfalen e.V. (Case C-92/11) when considering contractual terms which give a supplier the right to unilaterally vary the terms of a consumer contract, the Court of Justice of the European Union (First Chamber) (the ECJ) has provided some helpful guidance on the interpretation of the Council Directive 93/13/EEC of […]

Shoosmiths advises Learndirect on two training acquisitions

Corporate specialists at Shoosmiths have advised UK-based online learning provider Learndirect on two linked acquisitions of training businesses. Learndirect has bought the shares of TABS Training and the business and certain assets of TLE. The TABS acquisition was led by partner Karen Procter (corporate) with support from partner Karen Fletcher (employment) and associate Lisa On-Iam […]

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