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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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City firm clarifies sick pay scheme

NABARRO Nathanson has sent a memo to staff to clarify details of its new discretionary sick pay scheme to be introduced on 1 May. The memo follows, and makes reference to, a story in The Lawyer last week revealing staff concerns that salaries of some secretaries suffering from upper limb disorder would be terminated. Discretionary […]

Garrett's IP founder pulls up stumps and moves on to establish own firm

THE FOUNDER of Garrett & Co’s Reading intellectual property department has handed in his notice to set up his own firm. Marcus O’Leary’s resignation comes just over a year after his move to the Garrett & Co office from its Reading neighbours Pitmans. Both Garrett & Co and O’Leary stress his departure is entirely amicable, […]

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