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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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Three female lawyers quit Ashursts dept in a week

THREE senior women solicitors have resigned from Ashurst Morris Crisp’s property department in successive days amid claims that not enough women in the firm are being made up to partnership. The solicitors associate Shona Price and assistants Delia Kempley and Barbara Kerin resigned successively over a three-day period two weeks ago. Their departures followed that […]

Property developers in taxing dispute

The Redrow Group has been given leave to take its case against the VAT men to the House of Lords, reports Roger Pearson. A long-running battle between property developer the Redrow Group and Customs & Excise over the VAT status of a vital element of a property incentive purchase scheme is to go to the […]

Merger prospects for Birmingham sets rejected

LOVELL White Durrant’s move to new headquarters at Atlantic House, High Holborn in London declared official last week will leave the firm with plenty of room for expansion. Andrew Walker, senior partner at the City firm, said that the management had budgeted for an increase in staff numbers of 4 per cent a year. With […]

Rabinovitch granted legal aid for divorce

The woman who is divorcing her wealthy husband to marry Anthony Julius Princess Diana’s divorce lawyer has been granted legal aid. The Legal Aid Board confirmed last week that it had granted a legal aid certificate to freelance journalist Dina Rabinovitch, who is divorcing Guido Rauch, a wealthy derivatives trader. She is instructing Simone Katzenberg, […]

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