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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.

CMA: Pandemic Profiteering – take aim then hesitate

The initial shockwaves of the COVID-19 pandemic, declared in March, prompted authorities across Europe and in America to take urgent steps to protect consumers. Such measures included cracking down on anti-competitive behaviour and temporarily relaxing rules which might otherwise be detrimental to the public interest. Two months on, as countries around the world cautiously ease […]

Covid-19: What should I do on my construction project right now? [Ontario]

The impacts on our world, our families, businesses and markets is and will continue to be significant and somewhat unpredictable. What are the specific impacts on construction projects across Canada? More importantly, what should owners, contractors and trades be doing right away to protect their personnel and their projects? What are the best practices in the industry to deal with the pandemic?

The desire to live: AM (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

In AM (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] UKSC 17, Lord Wilson calls the European Court on Rights out on its claim that in Paposhvili v Belgium [2017] Imm AR 867, it was doing no more than “clarifying” its judgment in N v United Kingdom (2008) 47 EHRR 39 as to the circumstances in which removal or deportation will breach Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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Regulatory reforms escape unscathed from US election

Last week’s US mid-term election result, which saw the Republican Party win a ­majority in the House of Representatives and reduce significantly the Democratic majority in the Senate, looks to have set the scene for a ­standoff for the remaining two years of ­President Barack Obama’s current term. The result raises questions about the ­viability […]

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Ex-Halliwells partners face court date over rent

A group of former Halliwells partners is facing a High Court showdown after the landlord of the failed firm’s former headquarters filed a claim for £224,000. St James’s Court (Manchester) claims Halliwells defaulted on rent and insurance due on 24 June 2010, the day the firm filed notice of its intention to appoint an administrator. […]

The aim of the name

With the exception of Slaughter and May, every law firm has built parts of its business by recruiting external senior talent. Some, such as Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), have been flamboyantly hiring laterals during the recession, much to the incomprehension of its rivals. Others, including Taylor Wessing (TW), have attracted slightly less attention. But as […]

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Work Life Quiz: Jason Lewis, Howard Kennedy

What was your first-ever job? Working for European Leisure, a nightclub company that owned such famous venues as the Camden Palace and ­the Hippodrome. What was your first-ever job? Working for European Leisure, a nightclub company that owned such famous venues as the Camden Palace and ­the Hippodrome. What was your worst experience as a […]

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