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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 […]


Eversheds logs on for cost system

* Eversheds in Birmingham and Manchester is installing the Radius Costlog cost recovery software system for photocopier and fax machine usage by matter code. In Manchester existing PCs monitor three photocopiers and four faxes, while in Birmingham a notebook PC will be networked to run the software. Costlog works by linking the operator functions and […]

Kienzle management buys out firm in quest for fresh markets

Fennell Betson The former management of Kienzle Systems has bought out the company from Digital Equipment in a surprise deal and formed a new company Axxia Systems. Axxia managing director Stuart Holden says the buy-out team wanted to eliminate speculation so the transaction was kept under wraps until the deal was completed. “We suggested the […]

Left-wing group urges shake-up of legal system

A LEADING group of left-wing lawyers is launching a campaign to revolutionise the legal system’s approach to justice. The Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers says it will use Justice 2000 to fight for a fairer application of the law by analysing areas in which it affects people’s lives. It has organised a series of meetings […]


Pearl Assurance, advised by Brecher & Co, has acquired a 50 per cent stake in Moor House on London Wall for u10m, from Greycoat, advised by Herbert Smith.

Ruling paves way for tax challenges

LONDON firm John Singh & Co has lost its High Court fight against swingeing taxation of a legal aid bill for defence at a Southwark Crown Court fraud trial. The case represents a signpost ruling that the decisions of taxation masters can be susceptible to judicial review, although Mr Justice Latham made it clear the […]

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