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Considerations for listed companies in response to Covid-19

COVID-19 continues to cause unprecedented disruption to all business operations, which includes the annual corporate calendar for listed public companies when preparing and filing accounts, holding AGMs and making dividend payments to their shareholders. Below is a summary of the key considerations.

Mind the gap – How to effect a safe return to work

As the UK remains in lockdown as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, uncertainty abounds about when a return to “normal” life can be expected. Government commentary suggests social distancing may continue for the rest of the year, raising questions about how to effect a safe return to work.


Watson Burton strategy pays off as half-year turnover figures rise

Newcastle firm Watson Burton has shrugged off the current downturn to announce a 16 per cent turnover increase for the first half of the current financial year. Practice areas driving the growth are litigation, property development and construction. Senior partner Andrew Hoyle said that corporate is also doing well despite a weak market. “The whole […]

Simpson takes on O'Melveny partner

New York giant Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is raiding rival O’Melveny & Myers for a partner to boost its bankruptcy practice. This is a rare lateral hire for the firm.Simpson Thacher is taking on the head of O’Melveny’s bankruptcy and restructuring practice Peter Pantaleo. He will join the New York office, where the firm last […]

Cloisters hires new director from Law Society

Cloisters chambers has hired a new director, who joins after 15 years at the Law Society. Gerald Newman was communications director at the Law Society, where he was responsible for parliamentary lobbying, website development and the launch of the popular lawyer tracking site, said that Cloisters has successfully ridden the storm since the departure […]

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