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QCA guide for audit committees of smaller quoted companies
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 31 2009

The Quoted Companies Alliance published its new Audit Committee Guide for Smaller Quoted Companies in February 2009


New statutory requirements for directors’ remuneration reports: Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 10 2013

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (ERRA) received Royal Assent on 25 April 2013 and contain amendments to the Companies Act 2006 relating


PIRC UK Shareholder Voting Guidelines 2013
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 26 2013

Pensions Investment Research Consultants (PIRC) has just published the 17th edition of its UK Shareholder Voting Guidelines, replacing the version


New regulations on directors' pay
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 3 2013

The final version of the Large and Medium-sized Companies and Groups (Accounts and Reports) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 ("2013 Regulations") have


Business rates: the British Retail Consortium’s road to reform
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 21 2014

Business Rates has been a hot potato in the property industry for many years, no more so than in the retail sector. We are a nation of shoppers, yet


European Parliament backs 40 quota of women on boards
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • December 13 2013

The European Parliament in Strasbourg has voted in favour of draft rules aimed at increasing female representation on the boards of listed companies


A further word on exclusion and limitation clauses in contracts
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 13 2013

This article considers comments made by the Technology and Construction Court in Elvanite Full Circle Ltd v AMEC Earth & Environmental (UK) Ltd


The importance of including ‘subject to contract’ in settlement negotiation
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 18 2013

In Newbury v Sun Microsystems 2013 EWHC 2180 (QB) it was held that a letter which sets out proposed settlement terms in a contractual dispute, and


BIS discussion paper: transparency & trust: enhancing the transparency of UK company ownership and increasing trust in UK business
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 18 2013

At the G8 Summit in June 2013 the UK Government announced proposals to increase transparency in the ownership and control of companies. BIS has now


Disputing how to resolve a dispute and avoiding ‘Bleak House’
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 10 2013

Businesses tell us that the last thing they want is to end up in a dispute over the terms of their contracts. The appetite to be involved in a