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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 […]



Solicitors face two years in prison for ignoring Legal Ombudsman

The High Court will impose fines and prison sentences on lawyers who fail to comply with the orders of the Legal Ombudsman (LeO), it has been warned. Ruling in the first case to be pursued by LeO against a lawyer who failed to comply with its requests, Mr Justice Lindblom warned that solicitors could be […]

Ex-Bradford & Bingley legal chief takes on new role at Leeds Building Society

Leeds Building Society has installed Bradford & Bingley’s former legal chief as head of legal services. Paul Jordan, who has 20 years’ experience in retail financial services and was head of legal at Bradford and Bingley for 10 years, takes over from Andrew Greenwood, who was acting as an interim head of legal services in […]


Twitter.  Just the very name sounds stupid doesn’t it? 

And some of the language around it – twittering, twitterati, twittersphere, tweeting, tweeps – sounds frivolous and lightweight. For those of you who tweet, nothing I say here will be a surprise.  For those of you who don’t, some of it may be. Before I start, let me just say that this is not a […]

Robert Postlethwaite

Work Life Quiz: Robert Postlethwaite, Postlethwaite

What was your first-ever job? Collecting then washing dirty glasses in a pub. I had to wear a horrible maroon nylon jacket. What was your worst ­experience as a trainee? I’d better tread carefully here, so I’ll just mention the winter evening when the senior partner whose room I sat in (he rarely gave me […]

Michael Napier

Napier announces retirement from Irwin Mitchell

Irwin Mitchell chairman Michael Napier is to retire from the firm after 40 years. Napier will stand down at the end of the year when the firm will announce a non-executive chairman as his successor. Napier joined Irwin Mitchell in 1972 and spent 29 years as senior partner of the firm. He is widely credited […]

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