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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 PEP falls by 27 per cent as revenue drops to £366m

The financial cost of funding three rounds of redundancies has seen Eversheds’ average profit per equity partner (PEP) figure drop by 26.8 per cent over the last year while revenues have fallen by six per cent. The firm’s PEP figure fell from £552,000 in 2007-08 to £404,000 during the last financial year. Turnover dropped from […]

Herbies finds 84 volunteers to take redundancy

Herbert Smith has concluded its redundancy consultation with all those due to leave the firm opting for voluntary redundancy. In April the firm revealed plans to cut 84 positions from its London practice while also freezing salaries at the 2008-09 levels (20 April). In a statement released today Herbert Smith said it had received “sufficient […]

Addleshaws reviews jobs, hours and pay

Addleshaw Goddard has launched a firm-wide restructuring, which is expected to see 85 non-fee-earners lose their jobs, fee-earners offered reduced hours, and salaries cut. The consultation with 85 members of support staff, which was launched last week, will affect all offices and business services teams. It is expected that broadly equal numbers of secretarial and […]


Postcard from… São Paulo

Too crowded. Too polluted. Too dangerous. Just a few of the immediate reactions I get from people when I tell them I live in São Paulo, a city of some 19 million inhabitants spread over 2,000 sq km. In defence of my adopted home, I should first say that a crowd is much easier to […]


Week Ten: The Apprentice analysed…

Things are hotting up on The Apprentice with Sir Alan putting the remaining wannabes under intense pressure. In week 10 of the show Britain’s most belligerent boss sent the five candidates to a television shopping channel where they had to pick and sell products to a live audience. Debra excelled and won a special mention […]

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