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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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British Gas shake-up sparks legal bonanza

A MAJOR review of external legal services is under way at British Gas which will result in millions of pounds worth of legal work up for tender this summer. Some of the City’s top firms which already act for British Gas on a project-by-project basis are likely to be invited to participate, as well as […]

Barristers who made the grade

War on crime was the message. But the White Paper on crime and punishment of Secretary of State for Scotland Michael Forsyth had more than one battle in mind last month. Tucked in between the hard-line penal reforms was the blueprint for a radical overhaul of the criminal legal aid process in Scotland. Proposals for […]

Appeal on access to Lords

* The House of Lords has agreed to hear an appeal which will examine rules relating to defence access to privileged documentation. In the case of R v Derby Magistrates Court ex parte Brookes, it will rule on what the Divisional Court has certified as the following point of law: “Whether a witness summons may […]

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