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Parole Board decision quashed on grounds of procedural unfairness

In R(Grinham) v the Parole Board of England & Wales and the Secretary of State for Justice [2020] EWHC 2140 (Admin) the High Court quashed a decision of the Parole Board where it found that a prisoner’s oral hearing and a subsequent decision, refusing his release, had been marred by procedural unfairness.

Second package of Covid-19 related state aid measures adopted by the Serbian government

On its session held on 30 July 2020, the Serbian Government adopted the Conclusion no. 05 401-6052 / 2020 (the ”Conclusion” or ”Second Package”), which extends the application of the first package of direct and fiscal benefits to business entities in the private sector, that was introduced in the Decree on Fiscal Benefits and Direct Aid to Companies in the Private Sector and Monetary Aid to Citizens Aimed at Reducing Economic Consequences due to COVID-19 (the “First Package”).

GDPR and the Cayman Data Protection Law for Insurance Managers (and clients)

The General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679, or GDPR, is a set of EU regulations aimed at the protection of personal data and privacy of natural persons (not corporations) based within the EU. The GDPR has extraterritorial effect in that it applies to the processing of personal data of persons who are situated in the EU […]

Merck vs MSD – When is online use considered use in Switzerland?

In its landmark decision of 29 April 2020, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court held that the online use of a trademark or other sign must have a commercial effect in Switzerland for such use to be considered use in Switzerland. A global website targeted at a worldwide audience may have a commercial effect in Switzerland.

Antitrust Review 2021 – Portugal

This article summarises the legislative developments and the main investigations carried out during 2019 by the Portuguese Competition Authority (PCA).


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Schillings converts to LLP status

Schillings has converted to a LLP and will be registered as Schillings International LLP with effect from 1 May 2015. The firm’s registered name is an attempt to highlight the firm’s desire to assist clients worldwide. The firm will continue to trade as Schillings, in an attempt to take advantage of its relaunch as a privacy […]

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Star legal writers in company and commercial

This week we have scrutinised the popular briefings section on to bring you the most-read legal writers in commercial and excerpts from their articles. Read on for the dos and don’ts of business negotiation, the importance of strong ethics in GCs and more… 1. Ruth Griffin, principal associate, Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co – […]

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Osborne Clarke breaks through 200-partner barrier with five promotions

Osborne Clarke has promoted five associate directors to partnership taking the firm’s total number of partners to over 200 for the first time. Of the five, three (60 per cent) are women. Kate Johnson and Mathias Loertscher are based in Osborne Clarke’s London office and both qualified with the firm in 2006. Johnson specialises in […]

Dentons appeals €60,000 damages award in French employment case

When is a merger not a merger? When it concerns Dentons in France, according to arguments in a recent employment case. A former SNR Denton secretary sued the firm for unfair dismissal, claiming that it should not have laid her off in the weeks running up to the tie-up between Salans and SNR Denton in […]


Serjeants’ Inn Chambers is rated as one of the best chambers for defendant police work in the UK. We act for most forces around the country. The team comprises barristers who between them specialise in all aspects of police law including discipline, civil claims such as false imprisonment, assault, malicious prosecution, misfeasance, and negligence claims, human […]

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