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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.



It’s just as well Clifford Chance‘s management doesn’t sit on the top floor of that heavenly new Canary Wharf tower. Imagine how wistful managing partner Peter Cornell might become if he kept catching glimpses of Linklaters‘ building. The world’s biggest law firm may have more juice bars than anyone else in town, but for a […]

A place worth talking about

Tulkinghorn is amazed at the interest taken by the entire legal community in Clifford Chance‘s new building. When Grapevine, The Lawyer News Weekly email (straight to your inbox on Wednesdays with all the latest gossip, in case you didn’t know) asked for suggestions on how to fill Clifford Chance’s gigantic lobby, Tulkinghorrn’s colleagues were inundated […]

Who’s on Herbert Smith’s shopping list?

Last week, The Lawyer revealed that Herbert Smith is setting up its own chambers in order to decrease its reliance on the junior bar. The chambers will be run by a QC who will join the firm’s partnership. Herbert Smith has not yet hired this QC, and the question remains: which leading commercial silk would […]

Judicial appointment system slammed for bias

An independent commission has warned that the system of appointing judges is plagued with ‘systematic bias’ against women, ethnic minorities and solicitors. According to the Commission for Judicial Appointments in its second annual report published today (1 October), the appointment of silks and judges is also subject to poor record keeping and there is no […]

More red tape planned for bar

The Bar Council’s new rules on direct access are threatening the bar with a whole raft of new regulations and red tape, including strict new guidelines on money laundering and disclosure, similar to those imposed on solicitors.The Bar Council’s proposals to extend direct public access to the bar are due to come into force by […]

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