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How to unlock value hidden in your contracts

By unlocking the value hidden within your contracts, your legal team can help reduce costs, release value and even increase revenue to your organisation. And it’s never been more important. Access the free guide and deliver critical business value by following the link further down.

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.


The great Tupe dilemma

Tupe remains a grey area for employers, says Paul Gilroy. Paul Gilroy is a barrister at 9 St John Street chambers, Manchester. TUPE or not Tupe? That is the question. Providing the answer has been made more difficult for employment lawyers as a result of the European Court of Justice’s decision in the case of […]

Hodge: legal aid to be licensed

HENRY Hodge, the vice-chairman of the Legal Aid Board (LAB), has confirmed the worst fears of many legal aid lawyers by warning that soon only franchised firms will be able to do legal aid work. At the Labour Party conference last week, Hodge also revealed that the LAB “confidently expected” personal injury cases to be […]

Firms round on Which? study

Two law firms criticised in a Which? survey of solicitors’ advice have attacked the consumer magazine’s research methods and findings. The Sheffield and Aberdeen firms’ anger has re-ignited a bitter two-year war between the legal profession and the Consumers’ Association, publisher of Which? Wilsone & Duffus was criticised in a survey of 79 firms for […]

Diana's legacy entrusted to safe pair of hands

It may have made top City firms green with envy, but Mishcons was the natural choice to handle Diana’s probate, reports Robert Lindsay. A certain amount of envy was apparent among the City’s top-notch trust and estate lawyers when it became clear that Mishcon de Reya had been instructed on the probate for Princess Diana’s […]

Allen & Overy set to double its capacity in Frankfurt

ALLEN & OVERY is looking to double the size of its Frankfurt office over the next year in a move that will mirror Clifford Chance’s rapid expansion in the German legal market. According to Tim Arnheim, Allen & Overy’s senior partner in Frankfurt, the German office now has 20 lawyers, twice the number a year […]

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