Insights: August 2020

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Kids, COVID and Quarantine – QUELLE HORREUR!

Teresa Cullen, Ronnie Mortimer |

Just when you thought that the rules for returning travellers to the UK were about to ease, it was announced at 11pm last night that France, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Aruba and the Turks and Caicos Islands will be removed from the ‘Travel Corridor’ from 4am on 15 August 2020. Anyone travelling from these countries […]

Tackling Hawkeye – Bournemouth’s uphill battle

Alan Wetterhahn, Thomas Edwards |

The Premier League season came to a conclusion with  dramatic final day in July. A point for Aston Villa (AVFC) in their final game saw them survive the drop to the Championship, whilst AFC Bournemouth (AFCB) were condemned, falling into the relegation zone by just a single point. Reports have recently surfaced that AFCB are […]

Renewable & Green Energy Round-up: July

Sam Tye, Luke Morris |

Fladgate’s Renewable & Green Energy Group highlight recent developments and topics of discussion affecting the renewable energy, electric vehicle and battery storage sectors. The National Grid ESO’s Future Energy Scenarios 2020 (FES) published in July was the first to contain scenarios published by National Grid whereby net zero is achieved by 2050 (or, in one […]

Shareholder activism

Paul Airley |

Shareholder activism levels are currently subdued as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, shareholder activism will inevitably regain its recent upward trajectory as investors seek to influence the direction of a company’s COVID-adapted business or take advantage of opportunities arising in the new trading environment. Activists may feel able to target a fundamentally strong […]