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After Covid-19: Return to work and the “new normal”

COVID-19 has left the whole world shaken. There’s a lot of debate going on about how soon life will return to normal, and whether things will ever be quite the same as used to be. Certainly the ‘post COVID19 return to work’ is a hot topic right now, particularly after recent advice from the UK Government.

Government makes it easier for manufacturers to offer PPE on the European market

Following a European Commission Recommendation published on 13 March 2020 (EC Recommendation), the government have taken steps to relax regulatory requirements in relation to the production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the pandemic. The changes enable manufacturers to place PPE on the market more quickly in an effort to meet the ever increasing demand […]

Angola: banking regulations 2020

The Angolan banking system now comprises 26 banks, it being widely agreed that Angola’s banking institutions will need to continue their consolidation over the next few years – particularly considering that Angolan banking institutions still have a high rate of nonperforming loans (NPLs), despite the 5% reduction in 2018, and are being required to comply with international best practices and standards issued by the Basel Committee on banking supervision.

Changes in the real estate landscape

The past week has seen significant changes for all involved in real estate. This article summaries the key points owners and their advisors need to know.


Police unit sounds cash fraud alert

Lawyers have been put on an international money laundering alert by a new police fraud unit, established by the City of London police. The Financial Investigation Unit (FIU) warned the profession that they may unwittingly be representing clients with connections to organised crime. Detective Chief Inspector Tony Thomas, head of the FIU, said: “Where transactions […]

Not a pretty picture

THE FINDINGS of The Lawyer’s survey on the state of the profession makes bleak reading, especially at a time when business is on the up for most law firms. The picture of a disillusioned profession, nearly half of whom regret choosing the law as a profession, is not a pretty one. The high degree of […]

Litigation Personal Injury 07/05/96

Manning v Brent & Harrow Health Authority – QBD 29 April 1996 Claimant: Ronan Manning, 5 Incident : Medical negligence Injuries: Oxygen starvation at birth resulting in cerebral palsy, spastic quadriplegia, epilepsy and need to be fed through a tube into stomach Award: £800,000 (agreed damages) Judge: Mr Justice Mantell Plaintiff’s solicitors: Nelson Cuff (Harrow) […]

The Lawyer Inquiry: Murray Macara

Murray Macara was born in Glasgow on 22 July 1949. He is a solicitor-advocate and partner at Beltrami & Co. What was your first job? A removal man’s labourer for 2 weeks! What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? £900 pa. What would you have done if you hadn’t become a lawyer? An […]

'Bored' Benson quits for multidisciplinary vision

LITIGATION partner Stuart Benson has announced he is leaving City firm Dibb Lupton Broomhead but is adamant he will not join another law firm. Benson, who was responsible for the firm’s business development and marketing, said he was frustrated at the inability of law firms to develop multidisciplinary partnerships. “I’m bored with being a lawyer,” […]

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