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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.



BLP cuts 85 jobs at the end of consultation

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has cut 85 jobs at the end of a redundancy consultation that got underway in May. The firm made 47 compulsory redundancies, while 32 took voluntary redundancy and six employees have taken early retirement. BLP declined to comment on the number of lawyers who lost their jobs as part of the […]

Top London sets circle Singapore

London set 20 Essex Street and members of Essex Court Chambers are in advanced talks to take space in Singapore’s flagship arbitration centre Maxwell Chambers, The Lawyer can reveal. The purpose-built arbitration centre, which is funded by the Singapore government, is due to open at the beginning of 2010. Its aim is to house hearing facilities as well as international arbitration […]


Mayer Brown in advanced talks with A&O leveraged finance team

Mayer Brown is in advanced talks with teams from several firms in London to significantly bulk up its capital markets and corporate practice groups in the City The US firm, which was recently hit with the loss of former co-vice-chair Paul Maher, is understood to be in talks with groups of partners from up to four firms as it seeks to […]

On the shelf

The London litigation market is often lamented as being the most expensive in the world. Yet with innovative solutions being offered by the alternative funding market, is it really a difficult place to get access to justice? The eagerly awaited judgment in the Stone & Rolls (in liquidation) v Moore Stephens litigation will have far […]


Work Life Quiz: Andrew Owen, Leo Abse & Cohen

Where’s the best place to go if youwant to find out what’s really going on in the office?To see the accounts girls. What was your first-ever job?Kitchen porter at the Cartref restaurant in St Davids, Pembrokeshire. What was your worst ­experience as a trainee?Getting my tactics wrong after serving an injunction and finding the violent […]

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