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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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Hale and Dorr gets its pound of flesh

Hale and Dorr has settled its bizarre spat with a former secretary over the repayment of £750 – making the Red Cross very happy in the process. The former secretary, who was mistakenly overpaid around £750 just prior to leaving Hale and Dorr, has agreed to reimburse the firm to the tune of £200. As […]

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The three big accountancy-tied firms, Tite & Lewis, Landwell and KLegal, may no longer be aimimg to challenge the magic circle, but they are proving their critics wrong and hanging on in there. Helen Power reports on the ups and downs of MDPs

Firms look elsewhere as SIF work dries up

The Fourteen firms on the Solicitors’ Indemnity Fund (SIF) panel saw a downturn in work last year, with the insurer paying out £8m less in fees than the previous year. SIF, the solicitors’ insurer which was owned by the Law Society, closed for new business in August 2000 and is now in run-off. In 2000-01, […]

Fruitless existence

Following Tulkinghorn’s recent exposé on Linklaters’ decision to withdraw jellybeans from its meeting rooms, he can now reveal that the firm is pursuing further perverse initiatives with its client offerings. In the latest move to cut costs, it is rumoured that Linklaters has removed all fruit from its meeting rooms. Initially, it restricted the contents […]

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