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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.


Banking and finance

20 Essex Street has for many years been involved in some of the most significant cases in this area. These have included: the bank charges litigation; assorted ‘credit crunch’ litigation arising out of the collapses of Lehmans, Kaupthing, MF Globaland other financial institutions; the RBS rights issue litigation; the Cukurova FINCARs litigation; and leading cases […]


Sally Clarke’s, Kensington

There are cookbooks on a table, as we enter the restaurant. One of them is by Alice Waters – The Art of Simple Food – and I have this cookbook at home. I can wholeheartedly recommend it. It is a seminal work and Alice Waters is a legendary chef. Her restaurant, Chez Panisse, in Berkeley, California, […]

Eversheds partner James Batham comments on latest BRC retail sales figures

James Batham, partner and retail expert at Eversheds, has commented on the latest British Retail Consortium (BRC) retail sales figures, stating that experience will be as important as product in attracting shoppers this Christmas. Batham said: ‘A number of British retailers have struggled with declining sales as a result of the warmer-than-average weather this autumn. […]

International arbitration

20 Essex Street has a strong reputation as a leading arbitration set. It has an exclusive team of 18 leading international arbitrators from around the globe. In addition, the set has 60 barrister members who act as advocates and arbitrators under all of the world’s major institutions’ auspices. The firm’s high-quality silks and juniors deal […]

DLA Piper represents Gulf Related in Abu Dhabi department store agreement

DLA Piper and Clyde & Co played key roles in a landmark agreement between Gulf Related and Al Tayer Group, which will see the opening of two US department stores, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, at Al Maryah Central. Al Maryah Central is a new 2.3-million-square-foot shopping centre being developed by Gulf Related on Al Maryah Island, […]

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