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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 […]


Nicholas Heywood

Manchester solicitor jailed for money laundering

Manchester-based solicitor Nicholas Heywood has been jailed for 12 months after being found guilty of laundering money from a vulnerable lottery winner. Until November 2010 Heywood practised at the Betesh Partnership in Manchester. Today, he was sentenced after pleading guilty to money laundering, perverting the course of justice and prejudicing a money laundering investigation. The […]


Ex-Fulbright partner admits stealing £100k from firm

Former Fulbright & Jaworski partner Richard Simkin and his office manager wife Zakia Sharif have pleaded guilty to stealing £100,000 from the firm. The couple hid their relationship from the firm after Sharif was appointed to the £95,000-a-year office manager position in 2005 on Simkin’s recommendation, The Times reports. The pair appeared at the Old […]

Corzi Abelow

A whole new world

The regulatory focus on insolvency since the Lehman Brothers collapse is beginning to affect other cases, such as that of MF Global in the UK. By Joanne Harris Three years on from the collapse of Lehman Brothers the repercussions continue to reverberate around the financial services industry. There have been a large number of court […]

Danielle Holliday

Opinion: Implant scandal puts knife in Jackson

Lord Jackson’s report risks setting access to justice back by centuries The recent explosion of stories on the front pages of most UK and European national newspapers concerning the alleged substandard/industrial-grade silicone breast implants ­continues unabated. But what is the likely legal impact on both the regulatory regime and the civil recovery of damages? It […]

Ex-head of DLA Piper Amsterdam sets up white collar crime firm

The former managing partner of DLA Piper’s Amsterdam office has teamed up with a Houthoff Buruma corporate crime specialist to establish a boutique firm specialising in white collar crime. Ivy Advocaten has been set up by Robert Broekhuijsen and Jacqueline van de Bosch. Broekhuijsen was managing partner of SchutGrosheide, which merged with DLA Piper in […]

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