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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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Luxembourg independent Bonn Schmitt Steichen has split in two after a disagreement over the firm’s management and strategy. The firm terminated its partnership agreement in June 2011 and the two new firms, Bonn & Schmitt and Bonn Steichen & Partners, came into existence with the new year. The split saw two partners, former managing partner […]

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DWF bolsters nascent Newcastle practice with Dickie Dees hire

DWF has bulked up its burgeoning Newcastle practice with banking partner from Dickinson Dees. Deborah Kirtley, who was head of banking at Dickinson Dees, will be tasked with growing DWF’s banking and finance practice in the North East. Kirtley acts for both banks and borrowers and has particular expertise advising on the funding of property […]

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Taylor Wessing adds Speechly Bircham partner to data protection practice

Taylor Wessing has beefed up its data protection practice with the hire of Vinod Bange as a partner from Speechly Bircham. Bange joins partners Graham Hann, Christopher Jeffery and Glyn Morgan and data protection analyst Sally Annereau in the team. Bange was previously head of data privacy at Eversheds’ London office, where he was a […]

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RPC opens in Bristol following raid on Camerons

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) has formally launched in Bristol with 18 lawyers from CMS Cameron McKenna, with the full extent of the firm’s raid on the City firm now revealed. RPC has hired seven Camerons insurance and reinsurance partners, including Joe Bryant, Simon Chandler and Will Sefton, who are already in place as partners at […]

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Manchester’s Linder Myers expands with pre-packed rescue of RFC

Manchester headquartered Linder Myers has bought fellow Manchester firm Rowlands Field Cunningham (RFC) out of administration, as the firm sets its sights on growing from a £10m to £25m operation in three years. Full service firm Linder Myers acquired RFC in a pre-packed administration, carried out by MCR, on 22 December 2011. According to a […]

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