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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 […]


Election round-up. Vox Pop

Richard Smerdon, senior partner at Bristol firm Osborne Clarke: “I’m going to vote for Eileen Pembridge. She’s an outsider who’s got the courage to stir things up at the Law Society which has become an expensive dinosaur hanging around our necks.” William Galvin, solicitor in the civic law department at Hull City Council: “Yes I […]

SFO lawyer urges US-style plea bargains

ONE of the leading lawyers at the Serious Fraud Office has called for an extension of plea bargaining as a means of curbing the soaring cost of prosecuting City fraudsters. Chris Dickson last week told a conference on white collar crime that the US plea-bargaining system might lead defendants to admit guilt earlier. Dickson, senior […]

In brief: Kingsley Napley resolves laptop dispute

City firm Kingsley Napley has settled a dispute with a former employee over a laptop computer which contained confidential information. The partnership withdrew a writ against Nicholas Greenfield seeking to retrieve the device and any sensitive commercial material. The firm said last week the two parties had agreed terms for a settlement.

In brief: Second lease of life for college building

Former College of Law students have bought their old educational headquarters as apartments following the refurbishment of the college’s period-listed building in London’s Lancaster Gate. More than 70 per cent of the property, being converted into 21 luxury apartments, has already been sold in the Far East – much of it to solicitors. The apartments […]

US lawyers set to get revision course

THE COLLEGE of Law has announced plans for a second preparatory course for US lawyers hoping to qualify as solicitors in the UK. The four-day revision course, which provides extra tuition for people intending to sit the twice-yearly qualified lawyers transfer test (QLTT), will be held at Manhattan’s Practising Law Institute from 26 to 29 […]

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