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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 […]


Mason Hayes sets EU precedent for Orange

Dublin firm Mason Hayes & Curran has won a landmark victory on behalf of Orange that may lead to a raft of corporate cases against government regulators in the EU. UK telecoms giant Orange is thought to be the first company in the EU to take on a regulator for refusing it a licence of […]

Legal Widow

There’s been a problem with bullying at Subjudice’s school. Unfortunately, it appears that Subjudice is the one doing the bullying. She managed to keep hidden the alarming amount of sweetie packets, tattoo’s, Barbie accessories and assorted children’s paraphernalia she had extorted from her victims, but when she started collecting jumpers the game was up. “But […]

Lord Irvine appoints to Law Commission

The Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine has appointed a judge and a university professor to the Law Commission. Judge Alan Wilkie QC, who is based at Luton Crown Court, and Professor Hugh Beale from the University of Warwick will join the body as of 1 January 2000. The Law Commission consists of a chairman and four […]

Howard Kennedy offers internet investment opportunity to firms

Howard Kennedy is claiming to be the first law firm to set up an investment fund for internet companies. The London firm will establish and manage the fund with a group of companies, including accountancy firms and IT consultants. The fund will finance a portfolio of e-commerce companies. The scheme’s intention is to spread the […]

The inside dope on learning the ropes

You could be the on-call duty solicitor, in at the IT deep end or arguing a case before the magistrates court. Matheu Swallow goes trainee-spotting, and hears from a recently-qualified solicitor enjoying a different sort of deep end in Bermuda. The mature trainee Mark Simons is 38, married, with two children aged 10 and 11 […]

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