Friday 25 September 2020 is another seminal moment for the hospitality industry. As of midnight last night, it became against the law for pubs, bars, restaurants etc. to open beyond 10pm.
While the increasing market share of electric vehicles (EVs) is encouraging, the lack of charging infrastructure in the UK is often cited as a reason for not purchasing of an EV. Therefore, to drive forward the transition to transport electrification and ensure consumer confidence, the development of the right types of charging infrastructure – in […]
To meet the ambitious target of net zero by 2050 the industry needs to take a multi-faceted approach to managing energy supply and demand. This approach will create an energy network that is carbon neutral, fit for purpose, and can manage future energy needs by utilising the full range of clean energy technologies.
The ‘track and trace’ programme is part of the government’s plan to slow the spread of Covid-19. It’s designed to make sure those who have been in close proximity with someone who has tested positive for the virus can be contacted and given advice to follow. Until recently, the government recommended hospitality businesses to collect certain customer information. From 17 September however, this became a legal requirement.
Whilst we have very quickly become familiar with the “rule of six”, regulations come in to force today placing a further legal obligation on businesses in England that serve food for consumption on the premises to ensure that, save for in limited exceptions, bookings of more than six people are not accepted.
The government has confirmed that restrictions on commercial landlords on presenting a winding-up petition against tenants that have not paid rent are to be extended to the end of 2020.
There are many opportunities to get involved with pro bono and several reasons why it is a good idea to do so. Verity discusses the pro bono opportunities she has been involved in and how they have strengthened her ability as a trainee solicitor.
Welcome to the August edition of Schoenherr’s to the point: technology & digitalisation newsletter! We are excited to present a selection of legal developments in the area of technology & digitalisation in the wider CEE region.
Due to the impact of COVID-19, several Intellectual Property Offices (IPOs) have announced adapted guidelines and information on the current status of proceedings and deadlines.
As most of us are still working from home, we are communicating virtually for long periods every day, with diverse groups of people from different cultures, forums and time zones. We are continuing our usual work tasks and commitments, but now having to deliver meetings and presentations as well as communicate a host of difficult messages.
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A raft of firms, including Slaughter and May and Linklaters, have been called up on William Hill’s talks with Caesars Entertainment on a potential £2.9bn takeover. In the UK, Slaughter and May and Linklaters are lined up for William Hill and Caesars. Slaughters corporate M&A partners Murray Cox and David Johnson are taking the lead […]
The High Court has ruled that Uber can continue with its London operations, almost a year after Transport for London rejected its licence application. TfL had banned Uber in London last year after identifying a pattern of failures linked to passenger safety. The ride-hailing app instructed Hogan Lovells’ Charles Brasted in its appeal. Westminister Magistrates’ […]
The partnership at Charles Russell Speechlys has elected the firm’s next senior partner, as well as appointed a non-executive director to help define future strategies. The firm has elected partner Bart Peerless, who will take on the role from May 2021. He will succeed incumbent Christopher Page, who has served for two terms over eight […]
Former culture secretary Nicky Morgan and ex-Attorney General Geoffrey Cox are to take up new roles at Travers Smith and Withers respectively. Morgan will take up a consultant role in Travers’ technology group. The move marks a return for the former Travers corporate lawyer, who worked at the City firm between 2002 and 2010 before […]
Burges Salmon has recorded a double-digit surge in revenue, as it nevertheless took cautious steps to protect its business at the start of the pandemic. Revenue went up 11 per cent from £94.6m to £104.9m, while net profit rose from £28.7m to £31.7m. However, average profit per equity partner (PEP) recorded a more muted increase […]
Stephenson Harwood is holding back on its plan to encourage staff to spend at least two days a week in the office following the latest change in the UK Government’s Covid-19 guidance. It was just last month that the firm set a date of early September for its “proper” return to its City office, as […]