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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.


Revealed: Clifford Chance redundancy details

Clifford Chance redundancy details” />Clifford Chance is to appoint 13 employee representatives to aid communication with the 880 members of staff taking part in the firm’s redundancy consultation. In an internal memo sent to staff and seen by The Lawyer, the firm’s HR director Helen Anthony told staff the representatives were being put in place […]


Clifford Chance to make 80 London lawyers redundant

Clifford Chance has begun a redundancy consultation that will lead to 70 or 80 London lawyers losing their jobs, while partners voted to significantly increase their cash contributions to the firm over the Christmas period. Clifford Chance to make 80 London lawyers redundant” class=”inline_image inline_image_left” src=”/pictures/web/images/15561_clifford_chance.jpg” />Clifford Chance has begun a redundancy consultation that will […]

Insolvency Special Report: Chain reactions

The shift to a just-in-time model of supply has seen businesses achieve greater efficiencies, but has also left them vulnerable to the downturn. Alastair Lomax and Dan Kelmanson explain what to look out for to protect your business from the ‘weakest link’ As the ripples of global ­recession spread from the front line in retail, […]

Jackson LJ’s review of litigation costs must be more far-reaching, insists profession

Concerns have been raised about the implications of a root and branch review of litigation costs, with leading litigators calling for further examination of the litigation model. In November the Master of the Rolls Sir Anthony Clarke appointed Lord Justice Rupert Jackson to conduct a year-long review into legal costs (, 10 November 2008). Hourly […]

Herbies puts off partner consultation on top role

Herbert Smith has ­postponed a partnership consultation into the ­function of its managing partner role, instead opting to begin the process in the second half of 2009. Herbert Smith has ­postponed a partnership consultation ;into ;the ­function of its managing partner role, instead opting to begin the process in the second half of 2009. The firm’s senior […]

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