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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 […]


Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 2/9/97

James Alexander Gregg, solicitor’s clerk of Bedfordshire, banned from working for any further solicitors without written consent from Law Society and ordered to pay £1,407 costs. Allegations substantiated that he had been involved in an international financial transaction involving a proposed loan of US$25m and a proposed advance fee of US$250,000. Gregg said to have […]

Housing lawyers prepare to battle small claims reforms

A SECOND front will be opened up against the Government’s legal reform blueprint when it publishes its consultation paper on raising the small claims threshold from £3,000 to £5,000 this week. The Legal Action Group (LAG) has joined housing lawyers in warning that tenants being victimised and exploited by their landlords will lose out under […]

LAB gets divorce sum wrong

The Legal Aid Board (LAB) has admitted to getting its sums wrong in the amount of costs it is seeking to recover from a divorcee six years after the costs were taxed. Pauline Fawzi divorced her husband Mohamed Faisal Fawzi in 1987 but racked up legal aid costs of over £12,000 in dozens of court […]

French full partner

Pascal Roux, a corporate finance and banking partner based at Richards Butler’s Paris office, has become the first registered foreign lawyer to become a full partner at the City firm. Roux has been a local partner at the Paris office since 1995, having joined the firm a year previously. The firm has also promoted two […]

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