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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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SOLICITOR Michael Freeman will have to justify his total billings of more than u800,000 for work done for a Lloyd’s Names group following a Taxing Master’s order last week. The order was granted after the Oakley Vaughan Names Association issued an originating summons for taxation of the bills in May. Freeman had opposed the application. […]

In brief: Tods Murray moves under one roof

Scottish law firm Tods Murray WS is expanding by moving to adjacent offices in Edinburgh’s Queen Street. The move now brings the firm’s office space to almost 24,000 sq ft, comprising four interconnecting buildings. Charles Abram, chair of the firm’s managing board, says the move will put the entire firm under one roof.

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 […]

'Play down' judges' role in recorder recruitment

JUDGES’ opinions should count for less when considering candidates for assistant recorder appointments, according to a Law Society report. The report, going to the House of Commons’ home affairs committee on judicial appointments, outlines a number of reforms to the appointments system in the light of increasing numbers of solicitor applications. It says reliance on […]

White & Case in recruitment drive

THE LONDON office of US firm White & Case is gearing up to provide a full English law practice across its international financial sectors. UK lawyers of all levels from the big City firms who specialise in litigation, arbitration, international project finance and construction are likely to be in demand in the immediate future. While […]

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