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No intention? No notice!
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 8 2017

In a judgment that will undoubtedly impact what has become fairly common practice when filing notices of intention to appoint an administrator


Indemnities - beware the consequences of “reasonableness”
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 19 2017

The provision of indemnities, particularly those provided to corporate trustees and agents, is an important feature of an effectively functioning


Supreme Court Likes Reality in Business Rates
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 6 2017

The disputed rates in Newbigin (Valuation Officer) (Respondent) v S J & J Monk (a firm) (Appellant) relate to building works in 2012 and the question


What is half of nothing? Wrongful trading developments in the ‘Robin Hood’ case
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 8 2017

Case law on wrongful trading has developed significantly over the past two years, with the cases of Ralls Builders and Brooks increasing judicial


Letters of Credit - Application of Fraudulent Exception
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 6 2017

The High Court recently applied the ‘fraud exception’ to prevent payment under a standby letter of credit where the signatory who certified a


Mercury signing - guidance on the execution of documents
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 6 2016

Following the decision in the Mercury Case, a practice of ‘virtual signings and closings’ has developed to avoid the logistical problems in getting a


OW Bunker in Singapore - where are we?
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Singapore, United Kingdom
  • August 22 2016

Although the Singapore courts have not, to date, been required to consider the legal issues which have recently come before the English courts in the


Definitely indefinite? Container Demurrage in the Court of Appeal
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 16 2016

In the recent case of MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. V. Cottonex Anstalt 2016 EWCA Civ 789 the Court of Appeal ruled that the commercial


The Insurance Act 2015 came into effect on Friday - a brief primer before you renew or buy a new policy
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 15 2016

The Insurance Act 2015 (the Act) came into force on 12 August 2016, introducing major changes in English law in relation to insurance and all forms


Future-proofing your contracts - ‘anti-oral variation’ clauses require some further thought
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 4 2016

This Client Alert discusses the effectiveness of clauses which purport to prevent contracts from being amended without compliance with specified