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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 […]


The princess, the public and the paparazzi

Extreme invasion of privacy by the media has driven some to desperate measures. Paul Kaufman speaks out for those who lack the resources to protect themselves. Paul Kaufman is a partner at Wiseman Lee. The extraordinary coverage of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, prompts a number of observations. Like most in my field, […]

London firm courts crash victims with press advert

A LONDON firm of solicitors has taken a proactive approach to attracting clients following the Southall train crash, by advertising for victims of the accident to contact it. Matthew Arnold & Baldwin placed an advert in the London Evening Standard last week, asking: “Were you hurt in the Southall train crash? Are you suffering from […]

Lawyers' families flee Singapore smog crisis

THE FAMILIES of international lawyers working in smog-hit Singapore have begun to flee the city state to escape the pollution there. Firms are offering to fly home families with young children because there is still no sign that the suffocating cloud of smog that has hung over the city since August will disperse. At Freshfields, […]

Lord Woolf bows out after year as EWI president

LORD Woolf is standing down from the presidency of the Expert Witness Institute (EWI) a year after controversially agreeing to take up the post. The Master of the Rolls was the inaugural president of the institute, which was set up in November with the help of the expert witness training company Bond Solon. His appointment […]

Sycamore 'too busy' for Labour conference

LAW Society president Phillip Sycamore has been attacked for failing to turn up at the society’s flagship Labour conference meeting at which government rising star Home Office minister Alun Michael spoke. Although some Law Society officials were present, none of the three key elected council members – Sycamore, vice-president Michael Mathews and deputy vice-president Robert […]

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