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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 […]


New Devereux head calls for better professional standards

Jeffrey Burke QC, the recently elected head of Devereux Chambers, has called for a continuation of the Bar’s move towards higher professional standards and competence. Burke, who is replacing Peter Weitzman QC at the head of the set, says continuing to build on a service mentality will be a key policy for the chambers. “For […]

Helping out with HIV

The publication of Professor Avrom Sherr’s finding that a large number of lawyers have experience of acting for clients with the HIV virus or AIDS (The Lawyer, 4 February) is welcome, but not entirely unexpected. Recognition of the diverse areas of practice which can be relevant to people affected by HIV or AIDS is also […]

Scotland shuts in the name of technology

Alison Laferla reports The Scottish law courts closed for business for two days recently in order to demonstrate live transcript and document image technology to the Scottish legal profession. The series of discussions and demonstrations, which took part in the Supreme Courts, were initiated by Paul Motion, associate at Edinburgh firm Fyfe Ireland. Motion had […]


Frere Cholmeley Bischoff acted for C&B Publishing on its admission to AIM with a market capitalisation of £5.6m.

In brief: Betts defends disclosure guidelines

Secretary general of the Law Society Jane Betts has defended the Law Society’s guidelines on disclosure of information, saying that far from clamping down on disclosure they are designed to facilitate openness. Writing in The Lawyer this week, Betts says the guidelines are “not intended to operate as a barrier” and will “make the secretary […]

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