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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 […]



Pinsents – first firm to offshore work of qualified UK lawyers

National firm to outsource litigation work to South Africa as offshoring revolution gathers pace Pinsent Masons is gearing up to make significant cost savings by outsourcing work to South Africa, becoming the first firm to offshore the work of qualified lawyers. Pinsents is outsourcing litigation work to lawyers working for business services company Exigent in […]

Top London sets circle Singapore

London set 20 Essex Street and members of Essex Court Chambers are in advanced talks to take space in Singapore’s flagship arbitration centre Maxwell Chambers, The Lawyer can reveal. The purpose-built arbitration centre, which is funded by the Singapore government, is due to open at the beginning of 2010. Its aim is to house hearing facilities as well as international arbitration […]


BLP cuts 85 jobs at the end of consultation

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has cut 85 jobs at the end of a redundancy consultation that got underway in May. The firm made 47 compulsory redundancies, while 32 took voluntary redundancy and six employees have taken early retirement. BLP declined to comment on the number of lawyers who lost their jobs as part of the […]

Litigation funding: Fund fair

Litigation funding is a complex market, but it’s up to solicitors to ensure they’re able to keep clients fully informed of what’s available. A solicitor’s duty to appraise clients of the litigation funding options available to them is clearly set out in Rule 2 (2.02 and 2.03) of the Solicitors Code of Conduct. However, there […]

Govt schools body extends legal roster

Partnerships for Schools (PfS), the public body charged with supporting the Government’s Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme, has launched an expanded panel after placing costs at the centre of the review. A total of 17 firms, including Addleshaw Goddard, Beachcroft, Burges Salmon, Dickinson Dees, Mills & Reeve, Nabarro, Norton Rose, Sharpe Pritchard, Trowers & […]

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