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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 […]


Cloisters head joins High Court

Laura Cox QC, the head of Cloisters chambers and leading employment barrister, is to join the High Court Bench She is due to be replaced by Robin Allen QC and Brian Langstaff QC as joint heads of chambers, pending formal elections in November.Cox is credited with managing Cloisters’ re-emergence as a specialist civil set after […]

Legal Widow

If there’s one piece of advice I’d pass on to modern mothers, it is never do your test drives in half term

Rollits handed Charity Bank advisory position

North East firm Rollits has been appointed as sole legal adviser to the newly-created Charity Bank The firm secured the mandate because of the reputation of the head of its charity group Ros Harwood.During its 10-year development period, Charity Bank was advised by the London and East Anglia firm Bates Wells & Braithwaite.Charity Bank, which […]

Clifford Chance New York slammed by its own associates

13 page documents details Clifford Chance associates’ grievances that range from the firm’s billable hours target to poor communication The memo, which has been seen by The Lawyer, identified the following primary areas that associates are dissatisfied with. They are:the 2420 annual billable hours target; a perceived sense of chaos with the; assignment system; a […]

Leeds' second-tier play the field

It might not be very sunny at the moment, but Leeds’ second-tier firms are certainly making hay. For the city’s big six – Addleshaw Booth & Co, DLA, Eversheds, Hammonds, Pinsent Curtis Biddle and Walker Morris – the past six months have brought mixed fortunes. Hammonds has been the victim of rumours of financial worries […]

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