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Who can appear in court for companies - changes are coming
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 9 2016

In Apollo Engineering Ltd. (in liquidation) v James Scott Ltd, 2012 CSIH 4, the Inner House of the Court of Session ruled that non-natural persons


Non-oral variation clauses: When can they be orally varied?
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 29 2016

Following the recent decision in MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd v Rock Advertising Ltd, 2016 EWCA Civ 553, it would appear the law


When will involvement in illegality prevent a claim for restitution?
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 4 2016

In the landmark case of Patel v Mirza, the UK Supreme Court has ruled on the issue of when involvement in illegality bars a claim. This article


Brexit Analysis: What's ahead for the court system?
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 13 2016

Whilst a Brexit will have no impact upon the UK court system, the mechanism by which European laws are interpreted by the UK courts will be


Duty to disclose all in litigation? Differences between Scotland and England
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 6 2016

The case before the Court was a judicial review of a decision to refuse to let Chagos Islanders return to their original homeland. Residents of Diego


Secret no more: implementation date for the EU Trade Secrets Directive confirmed
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • June 16 2016

Directive 2016943, commonly called the EU Trade Secrets Directive (the “Directive”), was published yesterday in the Official Journal of the European


Design Rights unpacked following Trunki case
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 7 2016

Registering a design right can be full of pitfalls for the unwary, as shown in the recent decision of the Supreme Court in the Trunki case (which we


Contractual negotiation and negligent misrepresentations
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 6 2014

Misrepresentations and unfounded assertions of fact made to a party during pre-contractual negotiations can come back to bite you if they induce that


Pheasant or pigeon, sir?
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 13 2014

Jack Wills, the clothing company that markets itself as "outfitters to the gentry" has enjoyed recent success in its action against House of Fraser


Interpretation of contracts: a recap
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 5 2014

One of the questions clients often ask us is how a contract might be interpreted by the courts in the event of a dispute. Often a balance needs to be