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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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US Top 50: The Kirkland-Latham gap widens

Kirkland & Ellis has held onto its position as the largest US firm in the UK ranked by revenue and has widened the gap between it and second placed Latham & Watkins, The Lawyer can reveal. Kirkland retains its place at number one in The Lawyer’s annual US Top 50 Firms in London ranking with […]

Furloughed staff at Hill Dickinson to return to work

Hill Dickinson has asked staff who were on furlough to return to work, though pay cuts have been extended by the firm. The Lawyer understands that staff were asked to take pay cuts – initially for two months – at the start of lockdown, with these measures being extended since for an indefinite amount of time. […]

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My Pride Story: Our job is to ensure coming out gets easier, for everyone

With the benefit of hindsight, coming out at work was surprisingly easy. But it followed a lengthy period of sleepless nights. For a long time I kept my private life completely separate from my career; it was one of those subjects that I never really got drawn into conversations about. I mangled sentences desperately looking […]

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UK Government lavishes £45m more on Brexit trade panel

The UK Government has injected an additional £45m into its post-Brexit trade law panel (TLP) as it still tries to wrangle a deal. The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) originally offered firms £70m for advice when the panel was announced last October. It has now been increased to £115m. Most of the CCS’s other panel reviews were […]

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