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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.


Kramer set to fight Kenyan corruption

Stephen Kramer QC, head of specialist crime set 1 Hare Court, has been appointed as legal adviser to the Risk Advisory Group in its campaign for the Kenyan government against corruption

The Wright stuff

Untempted by the spoils of crime, SFO director Rosalind Wright’s only regret is the lack of resources stopping her from catching more criminals Stepping into the foyer of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), you can’t help but feel sorry for those working there. It’s not exactly the sort of welcome that law firms would give […]

Woodgate lawyer scrutinised by OSS

The Office for the Supervision of Solicitors (OSS) is investigating complaints against Peter McCormick, senior partner of Leeds firm McCormicks and Manchester firm Freeman & Co The complaints have been made by the National Civil Rights Movement and centre on conduct arising from the trials of Leeds United footballers Lee Bowyer and Jonathan Woodgate. Freeman […]

Linklaters wins real estate client double

Bradford & Bingley in cost-cutting review as Dresdner picks its long-term adviser Linklaters has gained two high-profile real estate clients following competitive tenders.The firm has been app-ointed by both Bradford & Bingley and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein.The Bradford & Bingley appointment relates to a full-scale review of the bank’s property portfolio to cut costs. Linklaters partner […]

Slaughters bolsters Heath Lambert lead adviser role

Slaughter and May is set to advise Heath Lambert if the insurance broker goes ahead with its proposed flotation later this year. The instruction would confirm the firm’s position as Heath Lambert’s main corporate adviser.The broker was formed through the merger of CE Heath and Lambert Fench-urch in December 1999, with Slaughters acting for Lambert […]

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