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After Covid-19: Return to work and the “new normal”

COVID-19 has left the whole world shaken. There’s a lot of debate going on about how soon life will return to normal, and whether things will ever be quite the same as used to be. Certainly the ‘post COVID19 return to work’ is a hot topic right now, particularly after recent advice from the UK Government.

Government makes it easier for manufacturers to offer PPE on the European market

Following a European Commission Recommendation published on 13 March 2020 (EC Recommendation), the government have taken steps to relax regulatory requirements in relation to the production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the pandemic. The changes enable manufacturers to place PPE on the market more quickly in an effort to meet the ever increasing demand […]

Angola: banking regulations 2020

The Angolan banking system now comprises 26 banks, it being widely agreed that Angola’s banking institutions will need to continue their consolidation over the next few years – particularly considering that Angolan banking institutions still have a high rate of nonperforming loans (NPLs), despite the 5% reduction in 2018, and are being required to comply with international best practices and standards issued by the Basel Committee on banking supervision.

Changes in the real estate landscape

The past week has seen significant changes for all involved in real estate. This article summaries the key points owners and their advisors need to know.


Diamonds heist claim

British Airways is facing a High Court battle over three bags of diamonds which went missing. Nine diamond forwarders, from Israel, Bombay and Antwerp, and the diamond owners, from Antwerp and Israel, are suing BA for £1,044,623 plus interest. The High Court writ claims two airport employees stole the diamonds while loading them on to […]

Cost above justice

The Lord Chancellor, in his White Paper on legal aid, has neatly sidestepped the real issue in his quest to impose strict budgetary control on the system. Access to justice has taken a back seat to be replaced by the simple issue of cost. The only clear winner in this White Paper is the Government. […]

Norton Rose closes Prague office despite promising start

CITY firm Norton Rose is closing its Prague office despite optimistic hopes that it would outperform the firm’s venture in Moscow. The Prague office opened in 1994 and was staffed by solicitor David Lacey, consultant Jennie Mills and three support staff. Lacey will now handle Czech clients from the London office in a section headed […]

Litigation Personal Injury 09/04/96

Brimacombe v Bristol & Weston Area Health Authority – QBD 25 March 199Claimant: Nicola Brimacombe, 8, suing through mother Anne Brimacombe Incident: Medical negligence Injuries: Claimant discharged from hospital after birth; re-admitted after history of vomiting and diarrhoea; underwent operation for insertion of catheter into left kidney; ultimately suffered cardiac arrest leading to cerebral palsy […]

Englishman's battle to untie hangman's knot

The horrors of death row are not usually part of maritime law. But Nabarro Nathanson’s shipping litigation partner George Brown is a man who juggles both in his work. As well as his normal practice, Brown takes up the legal cudgels for those in far corners of the Commonwealth where the hangman’s noose is still […]

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