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ABI report on board effectiveness 2012
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 11 2013

The ABI has just published its 2012 report on board effectiveness. This report aims to provide an update on the current status of corporate reporting


Directors duties in the food and drink industry
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 19 2012

Lion Steel Equipment Limited (Lion) had the unenviable honour in July of becoming the third company in the UK to be convicted of the new offence of corporate manslaughter (which was brought in by the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, for workplace deaths on or after 6 April 2008


Company and business names regulations to be simplified
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 22 2013

On 4 October 2013 the Department for Business Innovation & Skills published the Government's response to the Company and Business Names consultation


ABI report: improving corporate governance and shareholder engagement
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 29 2013

The ABI has published a report on improving corporate governance and shareholder engagement. The report is a critical evaluation of the roles and


Companies Act 2006 - implementation timetable
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 28 2008

The table below is intended to provide guidance on the commencement timetable for the Companies Act 2006


Companies Act 2006: what's changing on 6 April 2008?
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 28 2008

The next key date in the Companies Act 2006 implementation timetable is 6 April 2008 when a number of provisions will come into force introducing changes to the existing company law regime in various areas


Institutional Shareholders' Committee publishes code on the responsibilities of institutional investors
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 5 2010

In November 2009, the Institutional Shareholders' Committee (ISC) published a new code of responsibility for institutional investors


Companies Act 2006 regulations relating to auditors and late filing penalties
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 28 2008

In addition to the implementation of certain provisions of the Companies Act 2006, new regulations relating to auditors and late filing penalties are due to come into force on 6 April 2008


What's 'reasonable notice' when distributor gets the boot?
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 1 2009

A recent decision of the High Court has given some useful guidance on factors to consider when looking at exiting a distribution contract and in particular, what length of time constitutes a 'reasonable period' of notice for the purposes of no-fault termination or termination 'at convenience'


Punitive fines, sentencing and publicity - new draft sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 9 2009

Health and safety remains an extremely important aspect of the energy industry