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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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Law Soc members vote to halve president’s salary offer

LAW Society President Charles Elly will receive u45,750 remuneration as the first senior office-holder to be compensated for his contribution to the society. Elly originally stood to receive u90,000 – the salary of a High Court judge – to cover fees lost by his practice during his time as president. However, the figure was slashed […]

Safety fears grow for Guatemalan judges

CONCERN is growing over the safety of three judges in Guatemala City who have been subjected to threats and other intimidation. Judge Maria Villasenor, Judge Hector Orellana and Judge Mario Jiminez, all of the third chamber of the Court of Appeal in the Guatemala City, have all recently reviewed appeals in controversial human rights cases, […]

In brief: Woolf seminars come to London

Civil Court reformer Lord Woolf has reached the London leg of his nationwide seminar programme. Four regional seminars which cover his proposals for the future of civil litigation were well attended. The final two seminars will be on 27 January (on access to justice for individual litigants) and 3 February (on commercial litigation). They will […]

Pensioners fight against care withdrawal

Roger Pearson looks ahead The High Court is set for a major test case early next year which will have wide-ranging implications for hard up local authorities. Two Gloucester pensioners are fighting to show that county councils are not entitled to cut off home care services purely because the councils are short of money. They […]

Port awaits judgment

n A House of Lords judgment is now pending in the case in which conservationists are fighting on wildlife protection grounds to block moves to expand the Kent Port of Sheerness. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, in a case with widespread significance, is seeking to outlaw plans to reclaim part of the […]

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