A Sheriff at Glasgow Sheriff Court has recently published a judgment showing its approach regarding the role played by a court reporter in an application by a liquidator to seek approval of remuneration.
Most organisations will have been impacted significantly by Covid-19 which will have also had a knock-on effect on their health and safety arrangements either for their employees, members of the public or other individuals who are affected by their operations. This briefing answers some common questions arising from the pandemic.
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.
Landlords will not be able to take possession proceedings in respect of their tenants’ leases in England and Wales during the current coronavirus crisis. We consider how recent measures are impacting on commercial landlords.
Despite the global economy stuttering following months of trade tensions and Brexit uncertainty, and the more recent impact of the global coronavirus pandemic, existing trends in the banking sector continue to march on. In this article, partners Paul Gair and Tim Waller and legal director Harry Parker, give their views on what we’re likely to see across three areas shaping banking at the start of this new decade.
Watch Claire Burrows (Regulatory) and Charlotte Smith (Employment) present a webinar on ‘The Future World of Work: Life After Lockdown’.
The compensation order regime Compensation orders aim to make directors financially accountable for the consequences of their unfit conduct. They were introduced in October 2015 by the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 which amended the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (CDDA). Under the new regime, the Insolvency Service can apply to court (on […]
Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has approved SIX Exchange Regulation AG and BX Swiss AG to act as Prospectus Offices as from June 1st, 2020. Their appointment represents a major step in the implementation of the new Swiss prospectus regime. As a consequence, the new Swiss prospectus requirements will be mandatory and offering as well as listing prospectuses will generally require approval by one of the Prospectus Offices as from December 1st, 2020. This newsletter outlines the regulatory implications and proceedings of the new statutory prospectus review.
The UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) office has updated its policies in relation to COVID-19. But many questions remain. Here’s what you need to know right now.
By Joe Moynihan Almost two months ago, just before Jersey went into its version of ‘lockdown’, I wrote a blog pointing to just how significant I thought collaboration across the industry would be in tackling the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic. I spoke about how our combined potential as a 14,000-strong workforce with broad and deep expertise […]
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A group of barristers across the country and a number of City firms have signed up to assist individuals arrested at Black Lives Matter protests, which emerged this week following the death of George Floyd. In the midst of a pandemic, the US has found itself at the epicentre of a race row after a […]
The general counsel of GE Power has left the company after almost two decades in the in-house legal team of its European division.
Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) is anticipating a long-term switch to virtual meetings, with the firm’s new CEO expecting online sessions to form a large part of the firm’s ‘new normal’. Justin D’Agostino, who replaced Mark Rigotti in May, has told The Lawyer that he expects all the firm’s leadership teams to continue with virtual working […]
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has failed in its attempt to secure pre-action disclosure on behalf of Carillion, as it looks to bring a claim against its former auditors at KPMG. During a judgment handed down on Wednesday, Mr Justice Jacobs deemed it inappropriate for the court to order pre-action disclosure, stating that the “efficient […]
A top Scottish silk has joined 4 Pump Court, as he expands his practice to include matters in England and Wales. Axiom Chambers’ Roddy Dunlop QC is joining 4 Pump Court but will continue to practice in Scotland through Axiom Chambers. Dunlop was instructed by the UK Government last year, in a judicial review over […]
Dechert has started the process of opening some of its offices in Europe, while also giving its staff globally an extra day of annual leave. The extra day off has been billed by the firm as a “day to thrive”, with many firms and businesses impressing it upon their staff to use up holiday now […]