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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 […]


Riggs' Paris role

John Riggs, a partner at the Paris office of White & Case, has become the second non-French lawyer to sit on the governing council of the Paris Bar. Riggs will take up his office at the start of next year for a three-year term.

Hambro downsizes PI panel

THE LAWYER is not only the most widely-read newspaper or magazine among solicitors, it is also the best publication for jobs, according to two independent surveys. A survey by legal recruiters ZMB in conjunction with The Times, confirms The Lawyer as solicitors’ favourite legal publication with 86 per cent identifying themselves as regular readers. This […]

Litigation Writs 16/9/97

A legal fight over ownership of a £215,000 helicopter is heading for the High Court. Charles Cooper, of Wimborne, and Napier Martin, of Blandford, are being sued by Michael Phillips of West Moors. In a writ issued in the Queen’s Bench Division, Phillips seeks an order that Cooper and Martin hand the Hughes 369 D […]

Clifford Chance recruits its seventh US securities lawyer

Clifford Chance has recruited Sullivan & Cromwell New York associate Rick Ely – its seventh US securities lawyer in the London office. The firm says the appointment comes in response to increasing demand from international issuers and underwriters for it to handle the US law element of their cross-border transactions. Clifford Chance aims to rival […]

Reheabilitation Act fails teacher

Roger Pearson looks at how a teacher’s job prospects have been jeopardised by an old conviction that has come back to haunt him A loophole in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 has been exposed by a recent High Court action. It is one which undermines the spirit of the Act and could result in […]

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