Latest Briefings

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.


Dominic Crossley

Plebgate: a libel battle royal in the RCJ

Desmond Browne QC, James Price QC and Gavin Millar QC, royalty of the libel bar, are going head to head in what is certainly the libel trial of the year. It’s the kind of high-profile, high-stakes battle that libel lawyers yearn for but is now all too rare. If you look at the history of […]

Addleshaws cuts ties with controversial Ablyazov litigation

Addleshaw Goddard has decided to step away from the $6bn embezzlement fight against Kazakhstan’s JSC BTA Bank chair Mukhtar Ablyazov, we reveal today. The firm is the third to disentangle itself from the long-running litigation. Clyde & Co was originally instructed in 2009, followed by Stephenson Harwood, which was brought in later that year. Addleshaws […]

10 November 2014

Top 10 stories: 7-13 November 2014

In a week when it seemed everyone was doing a panel review, our most popular story proved to be the news that Santander general counsel Karen Fortunato had quit the bank just as it finalised its new panel. The story topped a varied top 10 list. In second place the analysis of the impact of […]

Hong Kong

Simmons adds Edwards Wildman partner in Hong Kong

Simmons & Simmons has picked up Edwards Wildman Palmer insurance partner Martin Lister in Hong Kong. Lister had been at Edwards Wildman for nine years and specialises in international insurance, regulatory and corporate matters in Asia. His departure comes ahead of Edwards Wildman’s anticipated tie-up with Locke Lord in a $675m merger deal confirmed by […]


Ashurst, Clifford Chance, Freshfields and Linklaters all on CMA bank probe

Linklaters, Clifford Chance, Freshfields and Ashurst have all won roles for the UK’s big four retail banks currently at the centre of a major Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) probe launched last week. The big four banks could face being broken up at the end of the 18-month investigation after the CMA pledged to launch […]

Recruit legal talent

Get your role in front of over 300,000 legal professionals when you advertise with The Lawyer. Our team of experts provide bespoke solutions to help solve all your recruitment challenges.

Find out more