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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 […]


Oxleys partner to boost litigation dept

Rotherham firm Oxley & Coward has recruited Tim Toomey to head the litigation department as part of its drive to become one of the area’s major law firms. Toomey, who joins from Sheffield firm Taylor & Emmett, previously spent six years at Eversheds. As a partner he intends a considerable expansion of his department. He […]

Tracking down a special agent

At some point, all litigation lawyers have to rely on other firms to undertake hearings on an agency basis. But finding the right firm can be the difference between a good result and a disaster. Solicitors who offer a quality service are often frustrated to find their work impaired by the actions of a poor […]

The Lawyer Inquiry: Anne Harvey

Anne Harvey was born in Glasgow in 1959. She lives in Oxfordshire and is research manager for Holiday Which? magazine in London, where she has developed the coverage of legal issues. What was your first job? Filing clerk at the firm where I became a partner. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? […]

Family law/judiciary. The Lord or the Master?

Commentary on the Woolf report has concentrated on changes in procedure, but Lord Woolf also looked at the structure of the civil courts and asked who is in charge of the civil courts system. The same question could be asked about the criminal courts. With Lord Woolf now appointed as Master of the Rolls and […]

Litigation Personal Injury 30/07/96

Shipton v Hammersmith and Queen Charlotte’s Special Health Authority – QBD 8 July 1996 Claimant: Sian Shipton Incident: Medical negligence Injuries: Plaintiff began to haemorrhage after the delivery of her daughter, Deryn, now five, at West London’s Queen Charlotte’s Hospital in April 1991; as result of negligent treatment plaintiff suffered oxygen starvation; has been left […]

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