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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.



Libel politics

The fact that the heavyweights of the judiciary are lining up to hear academic Simon Singh appeal a ruling handed down by Mr Justice Eady demonstrates just how seriously the country’s leading judges are taking the debate around libel laws (see story ). Lord Chief Justice Lord Judge will chair a panel of three in […]

Two-horse senior partner race at Herbies as Parkes pulls out

Tim Parkes has dropped out of the contest to become Herbert Smith senior partner after the first round of voting. The initial voting, which finished at the end of last week, saw rival candidates Jonathan Scott and Allen Hanen emerge with the greatest level of support. As a result Scott and Hanen will go head-to-head […]

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