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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.

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TOP Canadian telecommunications lawyer Michael Ryan has joined the London office of international law firm Coudert Brothers. Ryan, who worked as vice-president of law and general counsel at Toronto’s Unitel Communications, started work in the firm’s global telecommunications practice last month. He will specialise in advising on telecommunications regulation, competition, privatisation and liberalisation issues, and […]

Trevor Asserson advises caution when choosing experts

Trevor Asserson Choosing and instructing an expert is practically and legally complex and can be critical to a case’s outcome. It is still not treated as a discrete subject in the new legal practice course, but its importance is beginning to be recognised. Experts have an apparent dual loyalty. Their role is “to advance the […]

Harris for President

Newbury District Council’s director of legal and administrative services, Mike Harris, has been elected as the new president of the Association of District Secretaries. In his election speech to the association’s annual conference last month Harris said he hoped to continue the progress made by his predecessors who had raised the profile of district secretaries. […]

Kaye quits before firms merge

MULTI-MEDIA specialist Laurence Kaye has jumped ship weeks before the merger of commercial firms Forsyte Kerman and Saunders Sobell Leigh & Dobin. He has joined The Simkins Partnership. Kaye, a founding partner of Saunders Sobell’s commercial department in 1980, will play a key role in shaping the future of The Simkins Partnership’s expanding multi-media section. […]

Students lobby for return of magazine

THE LAW Society’s weekly publication, The Gazette, could resume distribution among student members if representations put to the society this month succeed. Students have not received the magazine for the past three years after budget cuts at Chancery Lane. But a submission by the Trainee Solicitors’ Group (TSG) will go before the society’s strategy committee […]

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