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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 […]

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In brief: Lindsays chair gets top Scots post

The chair of Edinburgh firm Lindsays WS, John Elliot, has been appointed vice-president of the Law Society of Scotland. Elliot joined the society five years ago and was first elected to the council as a representative for the Edinburgh area in 1990. He was elected for a second three-year term in 1993. His appointment will […]

In brief: Land rules simplified and updated

The Lord Chancellor has introduced rules amending and consolidating the Lands Tribunal Rules 1975, following consultation with the Council on Tribunals. The changes will update the language of the rules and simplify procedures. They include: a simplified way of disposing with small cases quickly and cheaply, simplification of the procedure for deciding cases without a […]

Date set for Dunblane hearings

PRELIMINARY hearings into the Dunblane massacre of 16 children and a school teacher will open on 1 May. Lawyers representing individuals or groups involved or interested will make submissions to the preliminary hearing to resolve questions of procedure and representation. Lord Cullen, head of the inquiry, will then decide who will be heard at the […]

Doubts over fast-track law

John Malpas reports THE FAIRNESS of County Court judgments could be put at risk if Lord Woolf’s fast-track litigation plans go ahead unamended, claims a London barristers’ group. The London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association has questioned the ability of district judges to cope with the demands of the planned new fast-track system for […]

Titmuss gains from US partner's growth

CITY firm Titmuss Sainer Dechert expects a steady flow of property work to come from the addition of seven real estate lawyers to US firm Dechert Price & Rhoads. Titmuss Sainer Dechert has a fully integrated international practice with the US firm and it is expected that this will result in a merger within the […]

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