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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 Personal Injury 11/11/97

Collings v Nottingham Health Authority – QBD 20 October 1997 Claimant: Alexander Collings, 1Incident: Medical negligence Injuries: Claimant suffered cerebral palsy as result of oxygen starvation at birth. Liability admitted by health authority. Despite disability, claimant is described as a bright boy who enjoys school. He will always need support but court told there is […]

Olswang boosts commercial litigation unit

London-based Olswang has recruited SJ Berwin & Co partner David Stewart to be its first dedicated commercial litigation partner. “We’re really, genuinely excited about this,” said Stewart, who specialises in international arbitration and was in charge of alternative dispute resolution at SJ Berwin & Co. He will join three litigation assistants at his new firm […]

MDPs get green light in Delhi

The world’s Bar leaders have for the first time conceded that partnerships between accountants and lawyers could be permitted – with restrictions. Bar leaders, meeting in private at the International Bar Association (IBA) last week, agreed Bar Associations were within their rights to ban MDPs, but also said that they could be permitted. The IBA’s […]


First use of tough new domestic violence Act

RADICAL new laws dealing with domestic violence have been put into practice for the first time. Exeter County Court issued an occupation order and a non-molestation order on 3 October, just two days after the relevant provisions contained in the Family Law Act 1996 came into force. The orders, which are intended to prevent a […]

In brief: Red and blue redesign for Biddle & Co

City firm Biddle & Co, advised by design consultancy The Partners, has shortened its name to Biddle, introduced a new blue and red look to all its stationery and promotional literature, as well refurbishing its reception and meeting rooms.

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