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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 […]



Northern Rock shareholders to appeal court decision

Former Northern Rock shareholders are to appeal today’s High Court decision that the Government does not have to compensate them. Former shareholders in nationalised bank Northern Rock will appeal today’s High Court decision, which found that the Government has no obligation to compensate them. A group of shareholders led by hedge fund SRM Capital, a […]


Clifford Chance moves layoffs forward

Clifford Chance has accelerated its redundancy consultation by two weeks, with the results due to be announced on Wednesday. Associates voted in favour of bringing the consultation close forward after the firm offered a sweetener to the redundancy package. The firm will now round up the number of years worked when calculating the time element […]


Mills & Reeve staff band together to save jobs

A group of lawyers and support staff at Mills & Reeve has volunteered to work a four-day week to avoid seeing any colleagues lose their jobs. Staff in the corporate and private client group self-managed an initiative that saw six staff accept various reductions in their working hours so that no one would need to […]

Indesit makes top counsel appointment

Household appliances manufacturer Indesit Company has taken on Alessia Oddone as its UK legal counsel and company secretary. Former Mills & Reeve lawyer Oddone joins the company from Domino Printing Sciences, where she had been legal counsel since 2003. Indesit ;Company ;is Europe’s second-largest ­producer of household goods, with brands including Indesit, Hotpoint and Cannon. […]


Lovells to slash 94 jobs

Lovells has begun a redundancy programme that will see up to 94 members of London staff lose their jobs. A total of 18 lawyers are at risk of redundancy, with 43 support staff, 27 secretaries and six professional support lawyers also likely to lose their jobs. The consultation process, which will last for one month, […]

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