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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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The hourly rates of Jonathan Sumption QC and Gordon Pollock QC have all hit the magic £1,000 per hour mark set by Lord Grabiner QC, but solicitors have successfully cut the fees they pay to the majority of the commercial bar.

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Tite & Lewis has lost highly-rated litigation partner Fiona Walkinshaw to Reynolds Porter Chamberlain. Walkinshaw’s departure is the latest in an exodus that has left the accountancy-tied firm with just 11 partners. The Ernst & Young-associated firm axed three partners and 12 fee-earners last year, but it has also lost partners that it would rather […]

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On tape the CMS network’s new head honcho Robert Derry-Evans is the perfect company man; off tape he’s actually alright. Naomi Rovnick reports Robert Derry-Evans is great fun. He is that rare sort of senior lawyer who is equally happy entertaining clients at the rugby or – according to several good sources – late night […]

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