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For the love of lockdown

In this guest blog, Sophie Warren shares her thoughts on self-development for aspiring solicitors during lockdown. With experience of being a paralegal, blogger, Instagram influencer, as well as a keen runner, she has lots of experience and advice to share.

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.


Silky skills

Who is the greatest silk of them all? You wouldn’t be far wrong if you said it was Dinah Rose QC. The Lawyer’s research shows that she’s the lawyers’ favourite for Supreme Court cases. Is Rose the new Sumption? Litigation: The Supersilks Focus: Dinah Rose QC Client Earth pollution case goes to Europe after Supreme […]

Allen & Overy holds breakfast meetings for finance regulatory and compliance experts

Allen & Overy Amsterdam has introduced a series of breakfast meetings called ‘Early Birds’, which is organised by the firm’s Amsterdam financial regulatory team and meant for financial regulatory and compliance experts. In these meetings, new legislation will be discussed, with a focus on its interpretation as well as the consequences for clients’ organisations and […]


Davis Polk and Slaughters advise on Alibaba’s $692m investment in Chinese retailer

China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has instructed Slaughter and May for its latest strategic investment in Chinese department store operator Intime Retail, which turned to Davis Polk & Wardwell for advice. Alibaba has agreed to invest $692m in Hong Kong-listed Intime Retail ahead of its planned IPO in the US this year. The group sought […]

Cat Griffiths index

Winning women over

All law firms are now taking diversity seriously, but the gender imbalance just won’t go away. Pinsent Masons and Herbert Smith Freehills are the latest firms to target greater female representation at senior levels. But are women simply voting with their feet? HSF targets 30 per cent female partnership by 2019 Pinsent Masons targets 25 […]


Coming out of his Shell: Peter Rees QC on leaving “the best job in law”

General counsel at Shell – “the best job in law” according to Peter Rees QC. So what prompted the silk to stand down two years ahead of schedule in November 2013?  “It was the best job in law, but only for a fixed period of time,” claims the lawyer. He also proffers the ‘seeking new […]

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