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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 […]


Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom – UK 100

UK/global turnover: £43.1m/£811m UK/global PEP: £1m/£976,000 UK/global revenue per lawyer: £575,000/£492,000 UK revenue per partner/equity partner: £2.9m/£2.9m Global revenue per equity partner: £2.3m UK/global number of partners: 15/350 UK/global number of lawyers: 75/1,650 UK number of staff: 120 UK/global leverage ratio: 1:4/1:3.7 UK equity partner to staff ratio: 1.8 Equity structure: Modified lockstep. Billable hours […]

Ready, willing and able?

Watch out, watch out, there’s a dodgy will-writer about. Last week, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) upheld a complaint made by the Institute of Professional Willwriters (IPW) about National Legal Services’ advert for will-writing services. In a suitably outraged tone, the ASA’s press blurb said that consumers were “frequently shocked to find that individuals and […]

Linklaters set to arbitrate with German malcontents

Linklaters is close to agreeing to a formal arbitration of its festering dispute with the four ousted Germans who threatened to dissolve the firm. As revealed by The Lawyer (10 January), four sacked partners threatened last October to apply to the UK courts for a dissolution of Linklaters’ global partnership. However, Linklaters’ management now believes […]

Serle Court Chambers – UK 100

Turnover: £19m Head of chambers: Lord Neill of Bladen QC. Total tenants (silks): 45 (12) Door tenants: Three Chambers contributions: 17 per cent Revenue per barrister: £423,000 Top cases last year: Mattos v MacDaniels (the Noroeste case); Westminster City Council v Dame Shirley Porter; Speed Investments Ltd v Formula One Holdings Ltd; Re Spectrum Plus […]

Irwin Mitchell – UK 100

Turnover: £91m Profit per equity partner: £485,000 Equity spread: £150,000-£550,000 Net profit: £23.2m Profit margin: 25 per cent Salaried partner remuneration: £75,000 Revenue per lawyer: £146,000 Revenue per partner: £1,096,000 Revenue per equity partner: £1,896,000 Cost per lawyer: £109,000 Profit per lawyer: £37,000 No of partners: 83 No of equity partners: 48 No of female […]

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