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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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Grapevine

German firm seeks friendship, but nothing seriousAt the end of last year German firm Beiten Burkhardt ended a tug of love between Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and Eversheds by choosing an informal network of best friends rather than the formal alliance favoured by both UK firms. Strangely, Beiten claims this was never an option. The […]

Careers: in brief

The demand for lawyers specialising in sector disciplines was high throughout 2004, according to the results of an annual salary survey conducted by recruitment specialist Robert Walters. Private practice departments including property, commercial litigation and corporate have seen growth, particularly over the last few months, while there has also been a steady rise in the […]

Slaughter and May – UK 100

Turnover: £248m Profit per equity partner: £819,000 Equity spread: £465,000-£930,000 Net profit: £85.6m Profit margin: 35 per cent Salaried partner remuneration: £150,000-£350,000 Revenue per lawyer: £433,000 Revenue per partner: £1,922,000 Revenue per equity partner: £2,255,000 Cost per lawyer: £283,000 Profit per lawyer: £149,000 No of partners: 129 No of equity partners: 110 No of female […]

Cobbetts – UK 100

Turnover: £41.8m Profit per equity partner: £202,000 Equity spread: £101,000-£225,000 Net profit: £9.7m Profit margin: 23 per cent Salaried partner remuneration: £77,000 Revenue per lawyer: £150,000 Revenue per partner: £357,000 Revenue per equity partner: £836,000 Cost per lawyer: £115,000 Profit per lawyer: £35,000 No of partners: 117 No of equity partners: 50 No of female […]

Law Soc, Bar Council seek QC selectors

The search for lay members of the selection panel that will choose the first group of QCs to be appointed under the new scheme was launched last week. A joint Law Society and Bar Council advertisement sought “applications from all sections of the community” for the three lay positions on the panel. The majority of […]

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