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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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Flotations

Filtronic Comtek was advised by Ralph C Yablon Temple-Milnes & Carr on its recent u44m flotation by way of a placing

A positive career move

LEGAL bodies are continuing to recommend local government as a career path to lawyers, despite the current controversy over reorganisation, and the nearing start date for compulsory competitive tendering. Lawyers across the public and private sectors believe the benefits of a career in local authority still outweigh the disadvantages, with the rights of audience available […]

Legal duo take senior posts as practices move

TWO law firms have announced new senior partners to take over the running of their practices as they move to new premises. John South is now at the helm of 46-partner London firm Charles Russell, while Tony Bell becomes senior partner at Knight & Sons, in Staffordshire, in January. South, former head of the company […]

Lawyer blasts 'shocking' council

A former local government lawyer has shed light on the “appalling treatment” meted out to officers in highly politicised authorities. Robert Lewis, former deputy chief solicitor at Westminster City Council, says nothing could have prepared him for his “shocking” experience at the flagship Tory borough. Officers came under attack from both Conservative councillors and Labour […]

Foot & Bowden steps up expansion in office move

FOOT & Bowden has bought the Plymouth city centre offices of Television South West for a knockdown u700,000. The book value of the offices was estimated at u1.25 million. Joint senior partner Tony Holland says: “This building has enormous potential. It will allow us to plan long-term growth. “There had been a period of uncertainty […]

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