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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 […]


The Lawyer Inquiry: The Lawyer Inquiry

Phillip Taylor was born in Amersham, Buckinghamshire in 1954. He is head of chambers at Richmond Green Chambers. What subject(s) did you fail at school? Metalwork. What was your first job? Petrol pump attendant. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? None. I’ve always been self-employed as a barrister. What would you have […]

Scuffle of the week

The Home Office v the High Court. Home Secretary Jack Straw has been urged by Mr Justice Scott Baker to “reconsider” his decision to deport London commodities broker Ben James to Nigeria, and to refer the decision to an adjudicator to review all the evidence. James, who has lived in the UK all his adult […]


Richard Parlour

Sean Farrell meets Richard Parlour, the entrepreneur and Territorial Army enthusiast who just joined as a financial services partner at Richards Butler Ask a lawyer what they do in their spare time and the stock reply is almost always: “With work and family, I haven’t got any spare time.” However, Richard Parlour, Richards Butler’s newly-recruited […]

In brief: Simmons & Simmons

Simmons & Simmons has appointed three new laterally-hired partners. Cameron McKenna’s international derivatives regulation partner, Ned Swan, joins the London office. Fiona Loughrey, employment head at Baker & Mackenzie Hong Kong, joins the Hong Kong office. Finance partner Ibrahim Mubaydeen has joined the Abu Dhabi office from local firm Al Tamimi & Co.


Legal Monte Carlo update. Reed Elsevier, Coca-Cola Schweppes Beverages, AOL, Somerfield, Autoglass, AWE, Cargill Financial Markets, The Lottery Heritage Fund, The Commonwealth Development Corporation, Cattles plc, Haliburton UK and Ster Century are among the top in-house counsel who have signed this week to attend Legal Monte Carlo 99 in November. To book, call Nichola Welch […]

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