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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.


Setting the record straight on arrest

I would like the opportunity to set my arrest for “possession with intent to supply drugs”, as reported in The Lawyer, 7 July, in context. I had, as an act of kindness, taken to Wandsworth prison a bag of clothing from my client’s mother. I told the prison staff what it was and invited them […]

Integrating the court and benefit system

Susan Deas believes that if a fraction of the money that is directed at the CSA was spent on court services, the country would have a “Rolls Royce system’ A radical overhaul of the existing child support system was announced by the Secretary of State for Social Security Harriet Harman last week. The Government is […]

Bull wins fight for Scottish contract

SCOTLAND’S public prosecuting authority – the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service – has awarded a £1m contract to international IT group Bull Information Systems to overhaul its hardware. Bull fought off competition from computer giant IBM, the existing Crown Office supplier, to secure the contract to provide replacement Unix systems. The five-year deal will […]


Strategies for a euro future

With the imminent adoption of the single European currency, ensuring your systems are euro compliant is a wise investment, says Kiran Sandford. Kiran Sandford is a partner in the IT/telecoms group at Taylor Joynson Garrett. Although most organisations now have their Year 2000 compliance programmes well under way, many are not yet prepared for the […]

Bird & Bird IT partner flies nest for Osbornes

Osborne Clarke has boosted its growing London IT practice with the poaching of a partner from IT specialist Bird & Bird. Rory Graham joined Osbornes on 1 July. He will continue his work as a specialist commercial legal adviser to suppliers and users of services in IT and telecommunications, digital media and large-scale outsourcing. Graham […]

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