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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 […]


TJG buoyant as gross fees pass £60m

Taylor Joynson Garrett posted a 26 per cent rise in gross fees to £60.4m for 2000-2001. `The biggest growth came in the finance and projects, private equity and IP-rich sectors.`Average profits per equity partner increased by 19 per cent to £477,000 with partners at the top of equity reaching £637,000. Partners’ earnings rose on average […]


News in brief Kennedys has made up three partners – Sumiya Basha, Anthony Greenwood and Paul Spibey. All three are specialists in insurance litigation and professional indemnity. Anthony Greenwood and Paul Spibey both joined Kennedys’ Newmarket office from Mills & Reeves. Kennedys now boasts 56 partners.

Olswang chosen to rescue embattled dotcom Sportal

Troubled dotcom Sportal is using Olswang to negotiate the funds it needs to survive.`The firm has taken Sportal through every stage of the business, from its incorporation in 1998 to its recent second round of funding.`Sportal’s head of legal Jonathan West said: “We’re delighted with Olswang’s loyalty to us, the firm has proved itself a […]

Nicholson Graham & Jones

News in brief Nicholson Graham & Jones has lost real estate finance specialist Mark Phillips to DLA’s banking practice, where he joins as a partner. DLA’s banking practice counts 17 partners among its national fee-earners and Phillips will be one of 10 based in the firm’s London office. Phillips’ appointment coincides with the integration of […]

People power

Equal opportunities campaigners have been struggling for decades to get their cause onto the political map and into the social consciousness. There must have been times when even the most stalwart began to lose hope, but in the new millennium, causes that have been given the cold shoulder are finally being addressed, and hopefully even […]

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