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After Covid-19: Return to work and the “new normal”

COVID-19 has left the whole world shaken. There’s a lot of debate going on about how soon life will return to normal, and whether things will ever be quite the same as used to be. Certainly the ‘post COVID19 return to work’ is a hot topic right now, particularly after recent advice from the UK Government.

Government makes it easier for manufacturers to offer PPE on the European market

Following a European Commission Recommendation published on 13 March 2020 (EC Recommendation), the government have taken steps to relax regulatory requirements in relation to the production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the pandemic. The changes enable manufacturers to place PPE on the market more quickly in an effort to meet the ever increasing demand […]

Angola: banking regulations 2020

The Angolan banking system now comprises 26 banks, it being widely agreed that Angola’s banking institutions will need to continue their consolidation over the next few years – particularly considering that Angolan banking institutions still have a high rate of nonperforming loans (NPLs), despite the 5% reduction in 2018, and are being required to comply with international best practices and standards issued by the Basel Committee on banking supervision.

Changes in the real estate landscape

The past week has seen significant changes for all involved in real estate. This article summaries the key points owners and their advisors need to know.

Coronavirus Angola: Measures on commercial activity

In the context of mitigating the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, the Ministry of Commerce has approved Executive Decree No. 143/ 20 of 9 April, which establishes a set of measures aimed at maintaining commercial activity across the whole country during the State of Emergency.

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In brief: Deacons partner appeals bankruptcy

A former partner of collapsed north-west firm Deacon Goldrein Green has lodged an appeal against her bankruptcy. Patricia Reynolds was declared bankrupt after a hearing at Liverpool County Court in October, along with two other former partners, Martin Green and Robert Ollerhead. Further action was then stayed until 30 November to allow them time to […]

Opposition raps Howard over caution

MICHAEL Howard’s “stupidity” in abolishing the unconditional right to silence is demonstrated by The Lawyer’s investigation into the new law, according to Labour. But the Government has defended the law despite concern from opposition parties over the findings of last week’s survey of criminal law solicitors. “If someone is innocent what have they got to […]

Flotations

Travers Smith Braithwaite advised Hill Samuel Bank on the flotation of Benicia Ports. Benicia was advised by Baker & McKenzie in the UK and Peter Asitz and Michael Midda

Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 12/09/95

ROGER TYRONE SINCLAIR, 43, admitted 1976, practised as Sinclairs, Canterbury, Kent, struck off. Allegations substantiated that he failed to maintain properly written books, wrongly withdrew client money, failed to pay client funds into a client account, used funds belonging to the Legal Aid Board for his own purposes and gave false and misleading information to […]

Clients ditch loyalty in search for better value

CLIENTS are increasingly shopping around on the grounds of price and quality to find the most suitable law firms, according to a report on the buying and selling of legal services. The report, which includes findings from a survey of the top 60 law firms, reveals that clients are becoming less loyal to their law […]

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