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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.

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Outside bidder wins Winter-Taylors

Troubled Home Counties firm Winter-Taylors was snapped up last week in a surprise eleventh-hour merger move by neighbouring practice Blaser Mills. Blaser Mills stepped in with a rescue deal which was accepted by partners of the debt-ridden firm ahead of that from Kidd Rapinet. The moved shocked Winter-Taylors creditors and partners of Kidd Rapinet who […]

UK lawyer advises Slovenia on marital work

A UK family lawyer is to speak at an international conference next month in an attempt to shape domestic violence legislation in the emerging state of Slovenia. Sara Blazey, a partner and head of the family law department at Sheffield firm John Howell & Co, will detail the UK legal experience of marital assaults. Blazey […]

Wragges picks upWycombe contract

Cyril Dixon SHROPSHIRE has app-ointed a new county solicitor to replace Eversheds recruit Stephen Matthew. David Brierley is promoted to the county council’s top legal job following a three-year spell as deputy county secretary. Brierley’s chief role will be to handle his division’s bid for contracts under competitive tendering. He has been with Shropshire for […]

Libel/Food Contamination. True extent of the damage

The case of Walker Wingsail Systems, where a jury awarded £1.485 million libel damages against the editor and publishers of Yachting World in 1994, has now been settled prior to the appeal. Rather surprisingly, the defendants publicised the settlement figure under which they pay £760,000 in damages, costs and interest to the plaintiffs. As their […]

Mutiny over bar reforms

THE BAR Council faces rebellion against the proposed reform of its complaints system because of fears that barristers will be exposed to a welter of unreasonable compensation claims from dissatisfied clients. Ronald Thwaites QC, criminal silk and head of chambers at 10 King’s Bench Walk, is mounting a challenge to the council by calling for […]

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