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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 […]

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Law reform. Woolf's brave new world

Lord Woolf’s inquiry is nearing completion. His interim report, Access to Justice, was published last June and the final report will be submitted to the Lord Chancellor this summer. Christopher Style, a litigation partner at Linklaters & Paines, discusses with Lord Woolf a number of issues of concern to litigators. You are proposing a pretty […]

US Congress slashes access to justice

Severe budget cuts and a new wave of crippling restrictions have jeopardised the future of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) in the US and limited access to justice for the poor. LSC spokeswoman Niki Mitchell said the decision of Congress to cut the corporation’s budget by a third this year, from $400 million last year […]

Group champions software suppliers

Alison Laferla reports A trade association to boost the image of legal software suppliers has been launched. The Legal Software Suppliers Association (LSSA) replaces the Association of Legal Technology Suppliers (ALTS), whose members were severely criticised by the Law Society last November. ALTS voted to replace itself with the new organisation in March. John Meehan, […]

Council hopefuls slug it out for a seat

STARKLY opposing views on the leadership of Law Society president Martin Mears divide the two by-election candidates battling for a seat on the society’s council. Andrew Holroyd, a former president of the Liverpool law society, has sent a letter to all members of the Merseyside constituency slating rival candidate John Callaghan. The letter says Callaghan […]

In brief: Lawyers dig into pockets for legal centre

Solicitors and barristers have donated cash to London’s Mary Ward Legal Centre so it can move to bigger premises. City firm Theodore Goddard donated £5,000 and 11 King’s Bench Walk £7,500 to fund the centre’s move from Queen Square to Boswell Street, Holborn, London. The centre will use the extra office space to recruit more […]

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