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Pubs, bars and restaurants using apps – managing Covid-19 restrictions

Covid-19 restrictions on the leisure, food & drink sector were relaxed in England on the 4 July, with other nations in the UK on differing timetables, and businesses are turning to app-based solutions to aida transition back to some form of normality. This briefing covers considerations for procuring and deploying mobile apps to manage Covid-19 restrictions.

Government announces £80m investment to cut emissions from homes and industry

As part of its decarbonisation agenda the Government has announced that it will invest nearly £80 million towards reducing carbon emissions across homes and energy intensive businesses. The announcement forms part of wider efforts to ensure the UK meets its legally binding target to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

Angola: Mergers & Acquisitions 2020

Susana Almeida Brandão (Managing Associate) and Vanusa Gomes (Managing Associate of ASP Advogados – VdA Legal Partners member in Angola) write a chapter for ICLG Mergers & Acquisitons 2020, an international guide that compares legislation from around the world. The lawyers write the Angola chapter where they explain and develop the country’s mergers and acquisitions […]

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Work Life Quiz: Marc Hanson, Berwin Leighton Paisner

What was your first-ever job?After leaving school I worked as an intern with the Ordnance Survey. I spent my time helping prepare coroners’ plans of fatal motoring accidents on the North Circular. What was your worst experience as a trainee? Finishing my training contract in the recession of the early 1990s. Being saddled with debt […]

SRA unveils firms on disciplinary panel

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has appointed 16 firms to its revamped disciplinary proceedings panel. The new panel replaces the old structure, which saw lawyers instructed on an individual rather than law firm basis. Under the new system each firm will serve on the panel for three years, with the list being drawn up following […]

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Indian private equity firm launches office in Singapore

Indian private equity boutique firm Lexygen has launched an office in Singapore. The firm’s founder Vijay Sambamurthi said that the new office was aimed at helping Lexygen tap into the various opportunities for trade and investment in the India-South East Asia corridor. “Opening our first overseas office in Singapore was the next logical step in […]

Quadrant expansion sees chief exec hire

Quadrant Chambers has appointed its first chief executive to drive through the expansion of the set. Tim Gerrard joins Quadrant from Jersey-based trust manager Hawksford International, where he worked as chief operating officer following its management buyout last October. It comes as the set reported a 33 per cent increase in turnover, from £15.8m at the 2007-08 year-end to […]

Focus: The Lawyer Awards – The chosen few

The Lawyer Awards is on the horizon and fast approaching. Here are some of the ones to watch The Lawyer Awards 2009 is the premier event in the legal calendar. Every year The Lawyer team sifts through the hundreds of entries from firms across all corners of the market, interviewing lawyers and their clients about […]

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