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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 […]


UK law in profit but lacks business nous

UK law firms are making more money than ever before but profits are being squeezed by a significant increase in staff costs, according to a joint survey by The Lawyer and accountants Coopers & Lybrand. The message is that firms need to manage business more efficiently if they are to improve financial performance. Robert Martin, […]

In brief: Australian firm boosts London office

Australian firm Minter Ellison has appointed a fourth lawyer to its London office. He is insurance lawyer Mark Doepel, a senior associate from the firm’s Sydney office. Michael Walley, Minters’ managing partner in London, said: “Mark is also an experienced litigation and insolvency lawyer. We will now be the only Australian firm able to offer […]

In brief: Surrey society heads down to Epsom

A debate on conveyancing promises to be the lively centrepiece of an inaugural local law society one-day conference in May. The conference, hosted by the Surrey Law Society at Epsom Racecourse, will feature the Lord Chancellor’s parliamentary secretary Jonathan Evans as keynote speaker. The society was only formed two years ago when the three local […]

Investors cash in on demutualisation fever

Demutualisations, the change of a company’s status from a mutual body owned by its customers to a limited company owned by shareholders, are becoming an increasingly common event in British commercial law. These transactions are important because they impact on a vast number of people who have become members of these institutions over the years. […]

Expect legal aid lottery, say experts

Legal expenses insurers have welcomed the Government’s proposals on legal aid, which they believe will boost the legal insurance market . Bob Gordon, technical director of Greystoke Legal Services, said legal expenses insurance offered some hope to clients. “People need to know there are alternatives to legal aid which are available now,” he said. He […]

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