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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.


Ashurst: PEP rises as turnover stalls

Ashurst’s financial performance has rebounded with the firm reporting a 9 per cent increase in average profits per equity partner (PEP) last financial year to reach £567,000. But the increase was still not enough to fully counteract the firm’s dismal results in 2003/04, which saw average PEP tumble 11.7 per cent to £521,000, down from […]

Binghams snares DLA Piper lawyer for litigation push

Bingham McCutchen has boosted its litigation department with the hire of Peter Bibby from DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary. Bibby, head of DLA Piper’s financial regulatory group, is set to join Binghams’ four-strong London litigation team. Bibby joins his former DLA Piper colleague Neil Micklethwaite, who left last year to launch Binghams’ UK litigation service. […]

NZ firm appoints IBA chair as CEO

New Zealand law firm Bell Gully has recruited the chairman of the International Bar Association’s (IBA) law firm management committee as its new chief executive. Stephen Macliver, who was appointed chairman of the IBA committee earlier this year, will join Bell Gully next month, replacing Maggie Callicrate as chief executive. Callicrate has decided to return […]

Pep show

Revealed: the first ever investigation into the true level of partner earnings at thirty of the UK’s biggest law firms. By Catrin Griffiths The Lawyer’s groundbreaking research into average partner compensation will overturn many long-held assumptions about law firm financial management. It will no longer be enough to rely on equity partners’ profits to measure […]

Revealed: the true profit per partner

We love to respond to popular demand. Every year, when we put together The Lawyer UK 100 Annual Report – a piece of research that has become the definitive benchmark of fees and profits in the legal profession – we get the same refrain. How can you compare firms which have completely different equity structures? […]

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