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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Clydes’ teams to relocate after Oxford office closure

Clyde & Co has closed its insurance hub in Oxford, with staff set to relocate to either Manchester or Bristol. The professional indemnity team previously based in Oxford will move to Bristol, combining with Clydes’ existing team to create a 15 strong group led by Tony Nurse-Marsh, Jim Taylor, and Phil Evans. Former partners Clive […]

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Trowers replaces Boies Schiller in bust-up over painting

Boies Schiller Flexner (BSF) has been replaced by Trowers & Hamlins in an ongoing legal battle concerning an art dealer and a lucrative painting by New York artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. The change in instruction is the latest development in a bitter dispute concerning the ownership of Basquiat’s Humidity painting, which has spawned separate proceedings in […]

Black History Month: Arnold & Porter’s Kathleen Harris

I went to a state school in North London. One of the biggest challenges was getting people to accept that you had the ability to pursue goals. I watched a documentary when I was 16 called 14 days in May. It was about Edward Earl Johnson who was innocent and was on death row in […]

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