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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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Withers creates solo operation in Spain

UK FIRM Withers has established an independent presence in Spain after eight years of practising in the country as part of an association. Head of the firm’s Spanish department Michael Soul, a partner in the London office, has opened Michael Soul & Asociados in Madrid and Malaga. The offices, which officially opened on 1 April, […]

Temple's new chambers relieves space problem

THE FIRST purpose-built chambers to be constructed within the Temple for 40 years has opened to upbeat predictions of a healthy future for the Bar and the Inns of Court. Inner Temple says the opening of Littleton Chambers, on the site of the former students’ bar Niblett Hall, is a product of the growing demand […]

In brief: Report due on Westminster city lawyer

A report on the conduct of former Westminster City solicitor Matthew Ives was due out this week. John Magill, the council’s district auditor, was set to deliver his view on the part played by Ives in the controversial ‘designated sales’ housing policy

Travellers' advice line moves forward

CARDIFF Law School has launched an innovative telephone service to provide legal advice for gypsy and new age travellers. The pilot is funded by the Law School and a national charity which wishes to remain anonymous but which works to provide access to justice. It aims to offer user-friendly frontline legal advice to travellers. Project […]

London set 'proud to be clerkless'

THE NEWEST London set is clerkless, and proud of it. The chambers, at 95A Chancery Lane, has been set up by barrister Marie-Claire Sparrow with her accountant husband Richard, a non practising barrister. Marie-Claire Sparrow, called to the Bar in 1977, carries out a wide variety of work for the French community, and has close […]

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