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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.


Borrie & Lowe – The Law of Contempt (3rd Edition, 1996) Butterworths £125

In the 12 years since the 2nd Edition of Borrie & Lowe was published, the law of contempt has become increasingly complex, with no fewer than nine cases concerned with contempt having proceeded to the House of Lords. The 3rd Edition deals comprehensively with these recent cases, including extensive analysis of the Spycatcher and Lonhro […]

Scottish Law Society gets new secretary

THE LAW Society of Scotland’s top administrative post has changed hands for the first time in 21 years with the appointment of a new secretary, who has pledged a policy of improved communications and more open government. Douglas Mill, former senior partner of Paisley firm MacFarlane Young & Co, takes over from Ken Pritchard as […]

… but adds a partner in Paris

In a separate move, Herbert Smith has strengthened its Paris operation by taking on international litigation and arbitration specialist Charles Kaplan as its sixth partner. Kaplan, formerly with general commercial and corporate practice Coudert Freres for 12 years, is a member of the Paris Bar. But although he is a shipping expert, his move is […]

What was the best legal book of 1996? The Lawyer's reviewers give their verdicts

Best legal book of 1996: The Future of Law, Richard Susskind, Clarendon Press, £19.99 This highly readable book challenges every lawyer to consider what role he or she may have in 10 years time, when IT turns lawyers in to legal information engineers interpreting legal information available to all. Best book of 1996: Behind the […]

Garretts goes east

Commercial firm Garrett & Co has opened a new office in Cambridge, with Gerry Fitzsimons, former head of the company/commercial department at Taylor Vinters in Cambridge, as managing partner. “The Garrett & Co office in Cambridge gives East Anglian businesses access on their own doorsteps to all the resources of our national partnership,” said Fitzsimons. […]

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