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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 […]

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Short reflection on the election

The election is over for another year and, during the lazy days of summer, we can dream of more interesting events. But an inquest into what happened in July is of some interest. Three aspects in particular fascinate me. The first is that, despite the major problems facing the profession, less than 50 per cent […]

TJG claiming computer win

Taylor Joynson Garrett is claiming success in forcing management consultant Baker Tilly to pay £575,000 compensation to a client over alleged negligent advice in selecting a computer supplier. TJG’s client, Lancashire-based textile company Hamilton McBride & Co, sought Baker Tilly’s advice on the tendering process for procuring a computer system. But the company alleges that […]

Youth courts pledge faster justice system

Youth courts are to deliver swifter justice to persistent young offenders in a bid to bring home the impact of each sentence and to prevent re-offending. In a joint statement issued by the Magistrates’ Association and the Justices’ Clerks’ Society, youth courts are being encouraged to bring persistent young offenders to trial for individual offences […]

Plain speaking DJ Freeman launches A-Z of legal terms

City firm DJ Freeman has produced an A-Z of legal language to help “demystify” the profession for clients. The Language of Litigation follows a series of highly successful books on the language of finance which saw well in excess of 14,000 copies snapped up by clients. “These books stay on the shelf – they are […]

Lawyers reject criticisms of treatment of child witnesses

Criminal lawyers have hit back at a recent report criticising the treatment of child witnesses, describing it as inaccurate and out of date. The report, Going to Court: child witnesses in their own words, published last week by the charity Childline, claimed the criminal justice system was stacked against child witnesses and in need of […]

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