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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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Meeting the EU challenge

A new handbook for the Bar sets out to help lawyers with European Union law, says Nicholas Green QC. Nicholas Green QC is a barrister at Brick Court Chambers. European law represents an enormous challenge for all lawyers. But many lawyers have only a half-knowledge of aspects of EU law relevant to their practices, while […]

NI Law Soc refuses to aid women lawyers

The Northern Ireland Law Society has refused to help women pay for research on discrimination in the profession – despite anecdotal evidence of its presence. The Lawyer’s latest NI statistics reveal that only 14 per cent of partners in law firms are women and half the firms have no women partners at all. But women […]

CFA Insurer loses underwriter

Litigation Protection, one of the few companies which sell insurance for conditional fee arrangements, is losing its contract with its sole underwriter, Isle of Man Assurance. The move follows the departure of two of the three staff at the company, run and majority-owned by Brian Raincock. Three out of the five staff at sister conveyancing […]

Knight & Sons wins German contract

North-West firm Knight & Sons has won a four-way beauty parade held by the UK subsidiary of German industrial lubricant company Fuchs. Fuchs UK operates in Hanley, Staffordshire and Belper, Derbyshire. Twenty-partner Knight & Sons is based in Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire and has recently opened a Manchester office. Fuchs UK managing director Michael Kost explained: […]

SAHCA unveils plan to ease route to advocacy for solicitors

A plan to abolish the three-year wait before newly qualified solicitors can gain rights of audience in the higher courts has been put to the Law Society. Mark Humphries, vice-chair of the Solicitors’ Association of Higher Court Advocates (SAHCA), is proposing that the Legal Practice Course (LPC), and Professional Skills Course (PSC), should be restructured […]

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