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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.


Eversheds Leeds hosts LGBT Xmas bash

Law firm lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) ­network the InterLaw Diversity Forum held its first-ever event for LGBT law firm staff in the north of England before ­Christmas. The event was hosted by Eversheds at its office in Bridgewater Place, Leeds. There were some 50 people in ­attendance, ­including representatives of Addleshaw Goddard, Beachcroft, […]

Speechly puts partners’ jobs under review

Several Speechly Bircham partners are facing redundancy as part of the firm’s two-month redundancy consultation. The firm kicked off a redundancy consultation at the end of last November, talking to up to eight lawyers for two months. Speechly refused to comment on how many partners are involved in the talks, but confirmed that the number […]

Chill wind blows as two-thirds of law firm partners admit job security fears

Lawyers are bracing themselves for the worst as economic conditions deteriorate, with only a third of partners feeling secure in their jobs. As we reveal today, only 15 per cent of associates feel safe from redundancy, while only 34 per cent of partners felt strongly that they were secure in their jobs, according to the […]


Opinion: Guilty firms should dig deep and repay miners

Octogenarian Mr Sheppard was pushed into the Manton Miners Welfare in his wheelchair. Frail, elderly and very sick he waited for an hour before springing into action. He leapt from his wheelchair and launched into a tirade against greedy solicitors. Mrs Beckett listened on; her resolve was quiet but equally firm. After she died, Mrs […]


Tulkinghorn: cock au vin

The words Gleneagles Hotel conjure up images of a rarefied atmosphere, fine dining and expensive whiskies drunk in crystal glasses by a roaring fire. Not an ex-lawyer’s genitals. But this Christmas hotel guests were treated to an impromptu sexual display from former Dickson Minto property partner Philip Anderson. Eyewitness reports from the hotel’s Deseo restaurant […]

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