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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 […]


Eversheds wins in ambulance chase

Newcastle firm Crutes has lost its long-standing client, the North East Ambulance Service, to Eversheds after more than 20 years. Eversheds’ Newcastle office was the winner of the five-year contract, which is due to start on 1 July, after beating off competitive tenders from Ward Hadaway, Dickinson Dees and the incumbent Crutes. Crutes acted for […]

NCP to fight injury claim

A personal injury action against National Car Parks (NCP) is heading for the High Court. In the case, NCP is being sued by James Hayman, who was seriously injured when he fell over a wall at a multi-storey car park at Margate, Kent, in 1995. At the time of the accident he was trying to […]

Lester Aldridge to take on City

BOURNEMOUTH firm Lester Aldridge has boosted its family law capacity with the appointment of the head of family from a Surrey firm. The recruitment of Jane Porter from Harte Brown is part of Lester Aldridge’s ambitious plans to rival top London family firms by offering City-type expertise at regional prices. The practice has set a […]

Kingsley Napley goes corporate

Kingsley Napley is claiming its arrival as a “big player” on the commercial law scene after completing its first large-scale corporate deal since it merged with Walsh Lawson in March. It acted for the two principal shareholders of Pearl & Dean when its capital was acquired by Scottish Media Group last week in a deal […]

YSG accused of 'humbug and lies'

A new Law Society election row has erupted – this time over the deputy vice-presidency. One candidate is branding chairman of the Young Solicitors Group (YSG) Richard Moorhead a “political charlatan” for backing his former boss Michael Napier. Candidate Trevor Murray launched a stinging attack on Moorhead after the YSG publicly endorsed his opponent. Murray […]

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