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Shoospeak HR podcast – Episode 2: The rise of the cyberbully in the workplace

By Andrew Graham, Amy Leech Our Shoospeak HR podcast considers the recent increase in cyberbullying within the workplace and some of the issues employers are facing as a result. Shoosmiths colleagues Andy Graham, Amy Anderson and Amy Leech discuss the rise of cyberbullying within the workplace and some of the key issues employers are facing […]

New EU address requirement for food and drink labelling after Brexit

By Rachel Turnbull, Francesca Poole What are the changes? The UK Government has recently released guidance confirming a number of requirements for Food Business Operators (FBOs) who wish to export packaged food and beverages to Europe after the end of the BREXIT transition period. FBOs are advised to read this guidance in detail if required. This […]

What is the Schrems 2.0 case about?

By Nick Holland, Sarah Tedstone The case was begun by Max Schrems as a complaint to the Irish data protection authority, the Data Protection Commission (DPC), about Facebook in Ireland sending his personal data to Facebook’s US parent company making it subject to mass covert US surveillance laws. The case dealt with whether two of […]

Investigation against TikTok in Hungary – How the HCA takes on the tech world

By András Nagy The Hungarian Competition Authority (HCA) has initiated an investigation against TikTok, the popular social media platform. TikTok’s capacity to generate vast amounts of consumer data and shower its users with ads has already sounded several alarm bells as regulators attempt to make sense of the phenomena that is digitalisation. The HCA took […]



Landmark and 3 Fleet Street score victory in immigration case

A five-strong panel of Supreme Court justices has dismissed the Home Secretary’s appeal to increase the spouse visa age from 18 to 21. The ruling upholds an earlier judgment that found that the increase in age interferes with the family lives of those affected. In a judgment led by Supreme Court President Lord Phillips, the […]

Books for all

Public libraries are in danger of going the way of the public phone box, Blockbuster stores and fax machines. But while no one really kicked up a fuss when phone boxes and Blockbuster started receding into irrelevance (except perhaps in the case of the former, when youths were caught short), libraries are a much more […]

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Camerons associates score Swiss MBA slots

CMS Cameron McKenna has awarded three ­associates places at the IMD business school in Lausanne, Switzerland as part of its associate appraisal scheme. London associates Adrian Bell and Dominic Harris and Bucharest senior associate Horia Draghici won places on the ’Building on Talent’ course, a foundation programme for the school’s Executive MBA. They begin the […]

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Quadrant launches arbitration team as Steel J returns to bar

Quadrant Chambers is to launch an arbitration division with the appointment of retired High Court judge Sir David Steel. Steel was appointed to the bench in 1999 after a stint as head of Quadrant, which was then known as 2-4 Essex Court. He last week retired from his position as an admiralty judge and joined […]

Freeth Cartwright unveils plans for post-LSA Birmingham growth

Freeth Cartwright’s Birmingham practice is set to move into a space three times larger than its current office as the firm continues to expand in response to the Legal Services Act. The Nottingham-headquartered firm has signed the lease on new, bigger offices on Bennetts Hill in Birmingham, with the expectation that it will make the […]

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