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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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Herbert Smith staff accept redundancy deal

Herbert Smith has concluded its redundancy consultation with all those due to leave the firm opting for voluntary redundancy. The firm revealed plans to cut 84 positions in April, while also freezing salaries at 2008-09 levels. It said sufficient number of staff had opted to accept the redundancy programme, so it would not have to […]

Scottish Equity Partners brings in Maclay associate as first GC

Venture capital house Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) has appointed its first-ever general counsel, after hiring Maclay Murray & Spens associate Andrew Buchan. Buchan, who had been at Maclays for 12 years, built up a close relationship with SEP in that time, having worked on a number of SEP’s deals while he worked in private practice. […]

Linklaters partner departs to start boutique

Linklaters disputes partner Mark Humphries is to leave the firm to launch his own litigation boutique in Bristol. The niche firm, which will be known as Mark Humphries, will also offer advocacy services. Humphries, who is acting for energy giant Centrica on its £182m claim against consultancy group Accenture, resigned from Linklaters in 2008 but […]

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Dentons makes partner cash call as it eyes tie-up

DENTON Wilde Sapte has called on partners to inject up to £90,000 of capital into the firm with a £1,000 per equity point cash call. The firm voted through the resolution at its partner meeting last month to help shore up its balance sheet. It is understood to be looking at its finances as it […]

Links on Slaughters’ tail in FTSE race

LINKLATERS has closed the gap on Slaughter and May at the top of the FTSE100 adviser rankings. The figures, by financial information provider ­Hemscott, rank law firms by the number of listed clients. In the quarterly rankings top-placed Slaughters has lost two top 100 companies from its roster of 27. Since February longstanding clients 3i and […]

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