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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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Equality Bill clears first hurdle

THE SEXUAL Orientation Discrimination Bill looks set to be approved by the House of Lords. Lady Turner’s private member’s Bill has passed its committee and report stage and is expected to pass its third reading on 1 May. The Bill would amend the Sex Discrimination Act and make it unlawful for employers to discriminate on […]

Revealed: future for CPS lawyers

THE DISMISSAL of all CPS lawyers, their re-employment on fixed-term contracts and the use of police to prosecute offences are among a series of options being considered by the service, according to an internal paper. Magistrates Court rights of audience for non-lawyers is another option suggested by the paper which appears to confirm the claim […]

Peer attacks Mackay's 'delays'

LORD Mackay has made a thinly-veiled plea for patience in response to a volley of parliamentary questions about his alleged “delays” in reaching a decision over higher court rights of audience for employed solicitors. In a written answer to the latest of three questions tabled by Lord Ackner on the issue, the Lord Chancellor said […]

Caesarean delivery claim

A Canterbury woman who claims she was not properly anaesthetised when her baby was delivered by caesarean is taking East Kent Health Authority to the High Court. Gillian Miles claims she was admitted to William Harvey Hospital in Willesborough, Ashford, Kent, for a caesarean section and was given an epidural injection. However, she claims she […]

Merged firms split after 29-day honeymoon

TWO Manchester firms have demerged in a dramatic split which came just 29 days after they originally joined forces. Donn & Co said it instigated the demerger with Philip Conn & Co after taking counsel’s advice on details that emerged after the merger had taken place. But in a statement, Philip Conn & Co said […]

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