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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.


Arbitration the solution?

Michael Zander (The Times 6 August) is wise to question the feasibility of Lord Woolf’s proposals. Although it is a truism to say that the legal issues and evidence in “low value” cases can be just as complex and troubling to resolve and obtain as in ‘high value’ cases, the real issue is: who pays […]

Court limbers up for action

Sheffield man George Piper has launched a damages claim against US-based artificial limb makers Howmedica, and Howmedica International, of Sandwich, Kent, over a replacement hip he received and which he claims was defective. He is suing under the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act.

Bogan didn't stop Mears

It has been suggested by some solicitors that the intervention of Mr Anthony Bogan in the presidential elections affected Mr Mears’ prospects of victory. The voting figures were: Anthony Bogan: 1,288 Martin Mears: 14,239 Mears/Bogan total: 15,527 Anthony Girling: 15,911 Difference: 384 Messrs Mears and Girling do not support Mr Bogan on the important matter […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 08/10/96

Admissibility of document by one conspirator against others R v Devonport (1996). CA (Beldam LJ, Judge J and Allen J) Summary: Admitting a document prepared by one of the defendants charged with conspiracy to defraud as evidence against the others. Appeal by defendants who, with three others, had conspired to steal money from bank accounts […]


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