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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 […]



Nicholas Tott of Herbert Smith acted for Bromley Hospital NHS Trust on its #150m deal to build a new general hospital in Farnborough

Mystery US firm makes $1m offer

A MYSTERY US firm is placing advertisements in the legal press offering a UK lawyer $1m to open a London office with San Francisco firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe emerging as the most likely source. At £620,000, the salary is the second highest offered in the UK, after the £700,000 offered by Chadbourne & Parke […]

Keeping sex equality on the agenda for the new millennium

The emphasis in the 21st century must shift from fighting discrimination to promoting equality between the sexes, says Kamlesh Bahl. More than 20 years after the creation of the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) many changes have been made to reduce inequalities between women and men. I am proud of the many accomplishments during my five […]

In brief: Troubleshooter passes judgment on Law Soc

Sir Dennis Stevenson’s working party has published its report on the reform of the Law Society. He recommends modifying the role of the council, increasing the number of council meetings and simplifying the committee structure with the dissolution of many of the society’s 160 committees and replacing them with “task forces”.

Who is counting the costs?

Lawyers cannot be masters of all areas, so when it comes to drafting legal bills, using a law costs draftsperson is the safest and most efficient course of action, says Linda Tsang. Linda Tsang is a freelance journalist. With all the recent publicity about costs and the continuing negative publicity surrounding legal fees and so-called […]

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