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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 […]


Ex-Cabinet minister takes partnership at Beachcroft Stanleys

CONSERVATIVE MP David Hunt, who was dropped from the Cabinet after last July’s reshuffle, has become senior partner at City firm Beachcroft Stanleys. Hunt, the only solicitor to serve in the Cabinet since the 1970s, returns to Beachcrofts after five years. He became a partner with Stanley Wasbrough & Co in Bristol in 1970. The […]

In brief: ABTA lawyer moves to private practice

A member of the legal team of the Association of British Travels Agents has joined the specialist travel and leisure law unit at City practice Nicholson Graham & Jones. The firm says the appointment of Fergus Collins is the first time an ABTA lawyer has moved to private practice. Collins said of his move: “One […]

The Lawyer Inquiry: Colin Troup

A Proposed flagship Solicitors Property Centre (SPC) has collapsed and the opening date of the others has been postponed once again to next January. SPC plans to get groups of local solicitors to band together to sell property in 40 centres across England and Wales while it, as the parent company, takes on the marketing. […]

Balm pushes mediation to frontline for legal disputes

MEMBERS of the British Association of Lawyer Mediators (Balm) are to gather for their first meeting this week. And civil law reformer Lord Woolf, patron of the new association, has been lined up to speak at the launch on Friday, to be held at the Law Society. Balm was formed to promote the idea of […]

Litigation Personal Injury 30/01/96

Keeley v West Essex Health Authority – QBD 15 January 1996 Claimant: Mark St John Keeley (suing through mother Pat Keeley) Accident: Medical negligence at birth resulting in cerebral palsy Injury: Forceps delivery failed; delay in delivery of plaintiff; second stage of labour allowed to last three hours 50 minutes despite lack of progress and […]

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