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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 […]


In brief: UK firms fail to keep up with the big boys

UK firms have dropped dramatically in the International Financial Law Review’s 1998 list of the world’s biggest law firms, with only Clifford Chance retaining last year’s number two spot between Baker & McKenzie (top) and Jones Day Reavis & Pogue.

Recruitment firm collapses

Nottingham-based legal head-hunter Wellman-Smith Central is talking to liquidators with a view to putting itself into voluntary liquidation. The two founders, husband and wife Karl Wellman-Smith and Liz Mitra, will go it alone as a partnership after the restructuring, specialising in executive search services for lawyers. The move comes as the legal recruitment market is […]

Pro Bono Watch

Write to: The Editor, The Lawyer, 50 Poland Street, London W1V 4AX, fax 0171 734 0534, e-mail, DX44700 Soho Square I read with interest the viewpoint page concerning the launch of the Pro Bono Watch campaign by The Lawyer. Pro bono work forms a very important part of a lawyer’s role in the community […]


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 […]

IBA acts to stamp out prejudice

Lawyers worldwide are to be called upon to act as “role models and agents for change” under the first ever IBA guidelines designed to stamp out discrimination in the profession. But the guidelines, drawn up by the organisation’s Discrimination and Gender Equality Committee, stop short of compelling member Bar associations to comply. They will require […]

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