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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 council member fined over miners’ compensation

A Law Society council member has admitted to five breaches of professional rules in relation to his dealing with the coalminers’ compensation scheme. Glyn Maddocks, council member for the West Country and Gwent and a partner at Welsh firm Gabb and Co, was fined £15,000 at the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) and ordered to pay […]

Solicitors’ Code of Conduct in post-makeover launch

The new Solicitors’ Code of Conduct was unleashed on the legal profession yesterday (1 July) after five years in the making. The new code has cut radically the number of obscure rules that made up its 900-page predecessor The Guide to the Professional Conduct of Solicitors, which was first published in 1960. However, the most […]

The perfect host

Planning your summer holiday? Well, you may be interested to hear a traveller’s tale from Slaughter and May head of corporate Chris Saul before you book anywhere too exotic. It appears that the thought of a sun-soaked, beach-based holiday was a little too humdrum for Saul (and his family). Instead, he chose to book a […]

Eversheds wins major Samsung Euro contract

Eversheds has won its third sole-provider contract this year after scooping a role advising Samsung on all its European legal requirements. The firm has won lucrative contracts with Akzo-Nobel, Tyco and Samsung in the past six months. Samsung UK legal adviser Julie Disney told The Lawyer: “We were looking at firms which could provide a […]

Blackstone dominates Sheff Utd hearing as relegation stands

A trio of Blackstone chambers barristers played key roles in an arbitration victory for the FA Premier League after Sheffield United failed to overturn its demotion to the Championship next season. The arbitration panel was asked to consider whether Sheffield United could appeal a decision by a Premier League committee, which fined West Ham United […]

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