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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).


Shoosmiths advises on purchase of affordable homes development site

Shoosmiths has advised Kingdom Housing Association on the purchase of a development site†from Fife Council that will be used to supply affordable homes The site on Fraser Avenue in Inverkeithing will see an estimated 189 affordable homes built in a four phased project due to complete by 2022. The first phase of 53 houses is […]

Award for Shoosmiths apprentice Kayleigh Brooks

Shoosmiths’ investment in apprenticeship schemes has been highlighted by apprentice Kayleigh Brooks being recognised for her outstanding progress at the 2017 CCUA Awards. Held in conjunction with the CILEx Law School, the Civil Court Users Association (CCUA) awarded Kayleigh the Steve Morris Award as the student who made the most outstanding progress in learning and […]

Walker Morris part of Government tier one consortium

Walker Morris is part of a consortium which has won a tender appointment as a Tier 1 adviser to the new Central Government General Legal Services Panel, worth £400m. Dentons is the lead adviser of the consortium which includes three sub-contractor firms: Walker Morris, Bircham Dyson Bell and Kennedys. The national tender was part of […]

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