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The future of destination high streets

The presumed correlation between the pandemic and large store closures on Oxford Street isn’t necessarily accurate. The holistic cost of prime retail space – particularly department stores and major flagship outlets – was already making people question the return on investment. The pandemic has hastened that change, and the vacancies that are likely to appear […]

Food & Drink update – March 2021

Contents Restricting the promotion of HFSS products Can setting up in Ireland help unblock Brexit-linked disruption to trade? Could carbon labelling become mandatory? Has the incidence of food fraud increased during the pandemic? ASA ruling on McDonald’s advert featuring HFSS products Will the new immigration policy cause problems in the food supply chain? Nutrition Label […]

Women, business and the law 2021

Amidst a global pandemic that threatens progress toward gender equality, Women, Business and the Law 2021 identifies barriers to women’s economic participation and encourages reform of discriminatory laws. This year, the study also includes important findings on government responses to the COVID-19 crisis and pilot research related to childcare and women’s access to justice.

Was the Budget green enough?

Was this Budget green tinted rather than green focused? The mix of fuel duty freezes with what some commentators consider diluted green infrastructure investment doesn’t quite square up to the green rhetoric.

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Dewey adds eight-partner Werksmans team to South Africa base

Dewey & LeBoeuf has significantly expanded its presence in South Africa with the hire of eight partners from local rival Werksmans. The lawyers, known as directors at their former firm, include Morné van der Merwe and Wildu du Plessis, respectively the head ofWerksmans’ mining and resources practice and its banking and finance/capital markets group. Three […]

Admiral mulls ABS after referral fees ban

FTSE100 insurer Admiral is considering a move into the legal sector following the ban on personal injury referral fees implemented by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) last year. The Cardiff-based company’s shares dropped by more than 4 per cent following the MoJ’s outright ban, which is expected to come into force later this year. Currently […]

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Faulty powers

Fighting online piracy has been a hot issue for several years. Do we need a new Copyright Act? Four leading in-house lawyers have their say The world of copyright is developing fast, in line with digital innovation. But to date legislation is yet to catch up. Although the UK Digital Economy Act (DEA) came into […]

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