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For the love of lockdown

In this guest blog, Sophie Warren shares her thoughts on self-development for aspiring solicitors during lockdown. With experience of being a paralegal, blogger, Instagram influencer, as well as a keen runner, she has lots of experience and advice to share.

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.


Sara George

Opinion: Financial regulator’s transparency policy is double-edged

The Government intends to give the new Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) power to publicise the fact that it intends to take enforcement action before the firm or ­individual concerned has had an opportunity to put its case. The FCA will take over the investigation and enforcement powers currently exercised by the FSA. Most of the […]

IP rights: Locog

Alex Kelham, Farisha Constable When it was announced that ­London had been successful in its bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games Farrer & Co ­solicitor Alex Kelham ­(pictured, on left), just back from secondment with the British Olympic Association, was ­eager to be involved. “I’d got the bug and wanted to work in sport; […]


Low going

Litigation funding is changing. David Engel highlights the elements that will go to make an altogether more sophisticated regime Funding options can offer greater certainty on, and control of, costs, even in big-ticket commercial litigation. A litigation funding package typically comprises one or more of a conditional fee arrangement (CFA) with the solicitors and/or barristers, […]


Winston opens Houston base with 40-lawyer Howrey team

Winston & Strawn has opened an office in Houston with the hire of 40 intellectual property and commercial litigation lawyers from failed firm Howrey. New Winston recruit Stephen Cagle, who becomes managing partner of the Houston office, highlighted the practice fit as being one of the key reasons for joining the Chicago firm. “We saw […]

Regulation: Marshall Wace

Jon May In recent months there has been a lot of talk in the asset management industry about a trend towards alternative fund managers shifting their products onshore and away from offshore ­jurisdictions such as the Cayman Islands. Much of this talk has been just talk. But in April 2010 Marshall Wace, one of the […]

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