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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 […]


Ex-assistant wins £11k from Dorset practice

Bournemouth firm Fynn & Partners has been ordered to pay out £11,000 to a former assistant unfairly dismissed by the firm in 1995. Anita Dench worked as a property assistant in the Bournemouth office of Penningtons and was made redundant when the office opted to de-merge in 1995, forming Fynn & Partners. In 1996, an […]

High street defender beats a retreat

John Lymbury Champion of the sole practitioner, John Lymbury has had enough of being a lone gun on the high street. Chris Fogarty finds out what has made him decide to shut up shop. John Lymbury’s office in the Nottingham suburb of Sherwood sits near the hideout of one of England’s most famous criminals. Robin […]

Clifford Chance lobbies for tightening of Information Act

Clifford Chance is to lobby the Cabinet Office for a tightening up of the proposed Freedom of Information Act to allow companies to make a case for preventing the release of documents. The proposals, outlined in a White Paper published before Christmas, ‘go much further than many had expected’, said Richard Thomas, the director of […]

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 […]

The appropriate forum

David Hooper says recent rulings signal to foreign litigants that they should confine their libel battles their home turf. David Hooper is a partner at Biddle. Two recent decisions, one by Mr Justice Popplewell in Berezovsky & Glouchkov v Forbes Inc (22 October 1997), the other by Mr Justice Morland in Wyatt v Forbes Inc […]

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