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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 […]


Stuart Fuller

King & Wood Mallesons looks to Canada and Singapore for further expansion

Details have emerged that King & Wood Mallesons is looking beyond the UK and US to broaden its global footprint, with Singapore and Canada being two key locations it is considering opening in. At a May conference of worldwide law firm leaders held at California’s Pebble Beach, King & Wood Mallesons’ global managing partner Stuart […]

Move On Up: Brecher

The London outfit’s significant lateral efforts and healthy retention rate have provided it with a springboard for sizeable future promotion rounds London-based commercial firm Brecher has been on a steady growth pattern in recent years. Despite being a small firm, with just 30 lawyers, Brecher has expanded its partnership through both lateral hires and internal […]

Case of the week: Tax

Test Claimants in the Franked Income Group Litigation v Revenue & Customs Commissioners (2012) UKSC 19. Lord Brown; Lord Clarke; Lord Dyson; Lord Hope; Lord Reed; Lord Sumption; Lord Walker. 23 May 2012 The Supreme Court referred to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) the question of whether Parliament could, through the Finance Act 2004 […]

Crawford Hawley

The Lawyer Management: Maclay Murray & Spens

I provide strategic and operational guidance to our chief executive Chris Smylie and the partnership on all aspects of our IT systems and their development. I also ensure effective day-to-day running of such systems. Describe the key part of your role How has your role changed during your time at the firm? The expectations of […]

In knots over tie-up?

Field Fisher Waterhouse link to Lawrence Graham at odds with former policy Field Fisher Waterhouse’s (FFW) merger talks with Lawrence Graham (LG) mooted one of those potential deals that raised eyebrows when it emerged but on reflection seemed to make rough sense. Neither firm has blazed a trail recently, while both have property issues: FFW […]

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