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The easyJet data breach story is getting worse for the company rather than better. A group action claim for compensation has now been launched on behalf of the pool of affected customers.

Is it time to go back to work on construction sites?

The good news for this Friday morning is that developers such as Persimmon, Taylor Wimpey and Vistry are all looking to reopen their sites, with the encouragement of housing ministers and that those sites may reopen from as early as Monday. A word of warning however. Despite these contractors going back to work, there are […]

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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.

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?

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DWF in discussions with lenders over COVID-19 impact

DWF has braced its investors on the impact of the coronavirus on its business, highlighting that will seek additional contingency facilities from its lenders. The firm said this was needed to ensure it has “increased headroom for working capital purposes and a relaxation of certain covenants for a period of time.” It already has an […]

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Keystone delays dividend amid Covid-19 crisis

Keystone Law, the listed flexible working legal services business, today confirmed that it would not be paying shareholders a dividend when it announces its full-year results for the period ended 31 January 2020, blaming the “uncertain” and “unprecedented” times resulting from the Covid-19 crisis. The company stressed that despite the deferment of the dividend, which […]

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Royal Shakespeare Company on hunt for new legal head

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) is on the hunt for a new head of legal. The RSC, based in Stratford-upon-Avon, has been without a legal chief for four years and is now looking to fill the gap. Its former head of legal, Marina Zain, left in 2016 and is now understood to be legal services director […]

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Law students want their exams back

So LPC exams are GO for this spring, eventually. If you missed the furore: they weren’t supposed to be, originally. Due to coronavirus, and its requirement for supervised assessment, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) put the exams on hold until the autumn. Needless to say, that went down like a cough in a crowded Tube […]

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