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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 […]


Separated at birth

Tulkinghorn is finding it increasingly difficult to distinguish between members of the magic circle. Of course, one is safe with Slaughter and May because it doesn’t use an ampersand, but what about Allen & Overy (A&O) and Linklaters & Alliance? It all came to a head last week when Tulkinghorn was deputising as picture editor. […]

New ATE case: fees could be subject to credit laws

Highway Insurance claims policy is credit agreement and should fall under the Consumer Credit Act An after the event (ATE) insurance costs adjudication could spark a change in the way legal fees are regarded.Insurance broker Alex-ander Forbes has warned that fees issued by law firms could fall under the jurisdiction of the Consumer Credit Act. […]

Baker & McKenzie launches a fourth Brazil office

Baker & McKenzie has opened a fourth office in Brazil, taking its global tally to 62. The international firm has formalised its longstanding association with local practitioners to set up a base in the southern city of Porto Alegre.The office will be headed by partners Claudio Mangoni Moretti and Ricardo Dornelles Chaves Barcellos. They will […]

Beware – contagious Iqs

Tulkinghorn hears remarkable news from the bar. One could even go so far as to say it heralds a revolution in clerking – the alcohol-free clerk.The story begins in Paris, where clerks from Blackstone Chambers, including senior clerk Martin Smith and first junior Gary Oliver, were enjoying the hospitality of one of the set’s French […]

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