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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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Bound by injunctions

Matthew Thompson, Timothy Le Cocq and Kerry Lawrence on how Jersey is dealing with attempts to hide assets. Matthew Thompson and Timothy Le Cocq are partners and Kerry Lawrence is a barrister at Jersey law firm Ogier & Le Masurier. A recent chain of decisions in Jersey relating to Mareva injunctions illustrates how the Jersey […]

Footballer's career cut short

A former professional footballer, Kieron Brady, is seeking damages from Sunderland Football Club. He blames the club for cutting short his career, accusing it of negligence for failing to refer him to a medical specialist in time after he complained of pains in his leg. Brady was later diagnosed as having a serious artery condition. […]

New panel ready for “Year 2000' disputes

The City Disputes Panel (CPD) has formed a distinguished “Year 2000” panel to deal with the expected flood of disputes over millennium bug problems. It has assembled six prominent legal and business brains to act as tribunal chairmen. They are: Lord Mustill, Sir Brian Neill, Sir Christopher Staughton, Sir John Balcombe, Sir Iain Glidewell the […]

Professional negligence Bar

In the professional negligence feature (The Lawyer, 17 March), Michael De Navarro QC was wrongly stated as having acted for Edward Erdman in Nykredit Mortgage Bank v Edward Erdman. In fact, Simon Berry QC of 9 Old Square acted for Erdman.

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