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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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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 […]

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Libra Chemicals Holdings was advised by Addleshaws Sons & Latham in the merger of Libra Chemicals, advised by Grundy Kershaw, and Revchem, its shareholders being advised by Slater Heelis. Investment funds were provided by 3i Group, advised by Dibb Lupton Broomhead , and Greater Manchester County Superannuation Fund, and working capital by Barclays Bank, advised […]

The Lawyer Inquiry: Sarah Pickering

Two widows whose husbands died in a September 1994 helicopter crash at Koblenz in Germany are heading for a High Court confrontation with the Ministry of Defence. Anja Bielert-Beck and Gillian Beresford, whose husbands Corporal Andrew Beck and Sergeant Leslie Beresford died when the Lynx helicopter crashed, are claiming the crash was the result of […]

Cleaning up after the great pensions scam

Jonathan Seres examines the legal recourse for losers in the pensions debacle The lay person’s guide to the great pensions scam is simple. If the punter chose a personal scheme and ignored an employer’s scheme or transferred from it while still in their employment, they probably received bad advice. As every good litigator knows, the […]

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