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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.



Furnival Chambers dismisses two clerks over missing £20k

London set Furnival Chambers has dismissed two clerks after £20,000 disappeared from chambers. The two clerks were first suspended earlier this month following the discrepancy. The London set, which focuses on both criminal and civil cases, confirmed the dismissals today but refused to comment further. According to sources the pair allegedly wrote themselves cheques using […]

Steve Wardlaw

Work Life Quiz: Steve Wardlaw, Baker Botts

What was your first job? Customer returns at Toys R Us. It wasn’t the bright orange stripey jackets, it was the abuse when we wouldn’t give refunds for toys that still had the Boots label on. What was your worst experience as a trainee? Apart from a 56-hour closing, being sent by a partner to […]

Global tax practice — inbound acquisitions at a glance

Following the first edition of our Inbound acquisitions at a glance brochure, we received a lot of feedback not only regarding the information provided, but also questions arising from current transactions on corporate level. We decided to compile an annual update on the latest tax developments related to inbound acquisitions and are therefore proud to […]


Moves: 27 May 2013

Move of the week Shearman & Sterling has hired a three-strong private equity team in London from Weil Gotshal & Manges including high-profile partner Mark Soundy (pictured). Soundy joins the US rival’s City office with corporate tax partner Sarah Priestley and private equity associate Simon Burrows, who will become a partner at Shearman. The move […]

Power 30 list names Conyers director Fawaz Elmalki as industry leader

Conyers Dill & Pearman’s Fawaz Elmalki has been recognised in the 2013 MENA Fund Manager Service Provider Power 30 list. The Power 30 list — described as the ‘who’s who’ of service providers in the region — recognises individuals who continue to shape the MENA funds industry. Fawaz, a director in Conyers’ Dubai office, was […]

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