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Shoospeak HR podcast – Episode 2: The rise of the cyberbully in the workplace

By Andrew Graham, Amy Leech Our Shoospeak HR podcast considers the recent increase in cyberbullying within the workplace and some of the issues employers are facing as a result. Shoosmiths colleagues Andy Graham, Amy Anderson and Amy Leech discuss the rise of cyberbullying within the workplace and some of the key issues employers are facing […]

What is the Schrems 2.0 case about?

By Nick Holland, Sarah Tedstone The case was begun by Max Schrems as a complaint to the Irish data protection authority, the Data Protection Commission (DPC), about Facebook in Ireland sending his personal data to Facebook’s US parent company making it subject to mass covert US surveillance laws. The case dealt with whether two of […]

#Placemaking on the South Coast

By Georgina Massey “Placemaking” certainly was the buzz word at the recent Built Environment South Coast Development Conference. The conference gave an opportunity for key stakeholders in the region to come together to talk about plans for economic growth for the region and reflect on how this will affect our built environment and communities in […]

Diversity and inclusion – leading effective change in charities

By Robert Nieri Our informal soundings from the sector confirm the need for more diversity and inclusion at all levels of charities to promote more perspectives and better decision-making. On 7 October, we hosted a charity webinar looking at the governance issues we see commonly arising, and suggesting some simple strategies for charities to run […]

Charity governance in the age of COVID-19

By Angela Bowman, Robert Nieri On 7 October Angela Bowman, Shoosmiths’ National head of Charities and Robert Nieri, Principal Associate, discussed the responsibilities and powers of charity trustees, governance issues that commonly arise within charities and some suggested strategies to help trustees run their charities as effectively as possible in these challenging times. This short document […]

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New EU address requirement for food and drink labelling after Brexit

By Rachel Turnbull, Francesca Poole What are the changes? The UK Government has recently released guidance confirming a number of requirements for Food Business Operators (FBOs) who wish to export packaged food and beverages to Europe after the end of the BREXIT transition period. FBOs are advised to read this guidance in detail if required. This […]

Investigation against TikTok in Hungary – How the HCA takes on the tech world

By András Nagy The Hungarian Competition Authority (HCA) has initiated an investigation against TikTok, the popular social media platform. TikTok’s capacity to generate vast amounts of consumer data and shower its users with ads has already sounded several alarm bells as regulators attempt to make sense of the phenomena that is digitalisation. The HCA took […]

What are retailers doing about the Purple Pound?

By Emma Flower The Purple Pound is the collective spending power of those people with a disability or impairment or who have a connection to someone with a disability. It has long been reported that the retail industry is failing to attract the Purple Pound. With more than 12 million disabled people in the UK […]

Facebook’s oversight board: What is it and will it make a difference?

By Jane Ashford-Thom This month sees the launch of Facebook’s new ‘Oversight Board’ – an exciting development after years of disputes over Facebook’s content moderation decisions. The company’s attempts to self-regulate are often called into question by the lack of transparency around interpretation of policies – in particular, why some offensive posts are removed and […]

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Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie last […]

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The Lawyer Awards: the 2020 shortlist

The Lawyer Awards is going virtual for 2020! The ceremony, in association with Travelers, will take place online on the afternoon of 3 November. Visit the awards website to register. Who is in the running for the coveted awards in 2020? The full shortlist is below… Barrister of the year Allison Clare, Red Lion Chambers […]

Clydes trims business services headcount in Middle East

Clyde & Co has been making cuts to business services positions in the Middle East since May, it has emerged. The firm’s offices in the regions have seen a total of around 10 departures across business support teams as a result of the Covid-19 fallout. The departures happened across the firm’s offices in Abu Dhabi, […]

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Addleshaws and Latham lock horns in scrap over Apollo deal

Latham & Watkins recently landed a significant decision for its client Apollo in what is one of the latest Covid-19-related cases to emerge from a stunted transaction. Appearing in front of Mr Justice Foxton in the Queen’s Bench Division last Wednesday, Latham took on Addleshaw Goddard in what was the first bout of a brewing […]

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