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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 […]

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Bevan Brittan in second round of redundancy talks

Bevan Brittan has launched a second redundancy consultation in a bid to stave off wider cuts at a later date. Andrew Manning Chief executive Andrew Manning said up to 11 per cent of positions would be affected, the equivalent of 45 employees, including 17 fee earning roles. The corporate and real estate practices have been […]

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Students face heavy competition for vacation places as firms slash schemes

Despite many law firms becoming more optimistic about the end of the ­recession, would-be lawyers looking to secure a vacation scheme in 2010 will be ­facing a tougher battle as firms reduce their placement numbers. Clare Harris Earlier this year many law firms announced that they would be scrapping several of their planned vacation schemes […]

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Phoenix from the ashes

Remember the heady boom days, when deals were ten a penny and time was hard to find? While countless acquisitions were rushed through in record time, it looks like Eversheds could be taking the heat for the legal sector in terms of cutting corners on the due diligence front.

Law firms join Lawyers for Young People access to justice scheme

A group of law firms has signed up to a new service aimed at giving young ­people access to legal advice. The pilot scheme is being run by the Children’s ­Society in Lambeth, Camden and Colchester, with a nationwide rollout planned for next year. The scheme enables ­children to call or email the Lawyers For Young People […]

West assured

Diminishing corporate and real estate deals have taken the biggest toll on the West End players, but as Kit Chellel finds, a fighting spirit prevails They get to eat in the best restaurants, drink in the hippest bars and act for the most glamorous clients. Yet partners at West End firms have taken a hammering […]

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