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Entire agreements clauses: all is not what it seems?
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 28 2014

Over the years entire agreement clauses have become a common feature of commercial contracts. They are often included as a matter of course rather


Interpretation of contracts: a recap
  • Shepherd & 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


New regulations on directors' pay
  • Shepherd & 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 & 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


Companies Act 2006: what's changing on 1 October 2008?
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 30 2008

Further changes to company law come into force on 1 October 2008 as a result of the next key stage in the implementation of the Companies Act 2006


Consultant netted in breach of confidence action
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 1 2009

The High Court has upheld a breach of confidence claim against a consultant who helped develop a product for one company and then used information obtained in this first assignment when subsequently engaged by a rival company to develop a competing product


Private companies role and responsibilities of non-executive directors
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 29 2009

In May 2009, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland published a guidance paper dealing with the role and responsibilities of non-executive directors of private companies


Guidance on determination of distributable profits
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 30 2009

On 30 June 2009, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland published a guidance paper on the determination of realised profits and losses for the purposes of making distributions under the Companies Act 2006 (the Act


AIC publishes guidance on investing policies for AIM companies
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 30 2009

On 24 July 2009, the Association of Investment Companies (AIC) published guidance on investing policies for AIM companies


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

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