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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 […]


White & Case boosts Tokyo office with double Paul Hastings hire

White & Case has hired two partners in Japan from fellow US firm Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker. Jun Usami and Ayako Kawano will boost the firm’s profile in M&A, real estate, and restructuring. Usami, who was co-chair of Paul Hastings’ M&A practice in Tokyo, joins White & Case in the same role, acting alongside […]

Backtrack for the future

The last year has seen a pretty unprecedented overhaul by the Coalition of the previous Government’s legacy. From public sector targets to ASBOs, it’s a question of all change in public policy. But will the Government have to backtrack on one of its most controversial decisions – that of halting planned investment in new schools […]


Trio of London boroughs merge legal services as part of spending squeeze

Three London boroughs have announced their plans to merge back office functions, including legal services, in a move designed to generate £35m of savings by 2014. Together the three legal departments of Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster employ 122 people, including 70 lawyers, and spend £11m on internal and external matters and […]

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Clarke Willmott made £2m cash call in 2009-10, LLPs reveal

Clarke Willmott partners injected £1.89m into the firm at the beginning of the 2009-10 financial year, during which time operating profit fell 78 per cent from £13.3m to £2.9m. The firm’s LLP accounts show that turnover also fell between 2008-09 and 2009-10, dropping 34.4 per cent from £50.6m to £33.2m. As Clarke Willmott adjusted its […]

Pannone’s commercial practice set to shrink

Pannone’s commercial practice is reducing amid questions over its strategic direction in a firm whose traditional strengths lie in private client work. The corporate services department has seen the departure of four key lawyers. Former corporate head Simon Wallwork has left alongside partner Simon Foy and two highly regarded associates, Lucy Dawson and Alison Probert. […]

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