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The Supreme Court rules on the need for variations to be agreed in writing

In a decision last week (16 May 2018), the Supreme Court held that a variation clause (also known as a no oral modification (NOM) clause) is legally effective, restoring the order of the County Court which had been overruled by the Court of Appeal. Variation or NOM clauses are commonplace in contracts for various reasons …

The Supreme Court rules on the need for variations to be agreed in writing

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Breaking Ranks – Women in the Law

Any woman working in the field of law will be acutely aware of the challenges that she will face if she is to be successful in her career. Commercial law, in particular, is historically dominated by men and brings with it a culture of long and unsociable hours. Women still retain primary responsibility for childcare, …

Breaking Ranks – Women in the Law

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Assets or Shares?

The Chancellor’s upbeat spring statement and predictions of the economy growing faster than expected, will hopefully provide some reassurance and optimism for UK businesses and investors. As a business owner, you are no doubt constantly seeking to grow and invest in your business, whatever the economic conditions and political uncertainties, such as Brexit. One way …

Assets or Shares?

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Advising Rex Bionics on Restructuring and New Investment

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has, together with Rex Bionics company secretary, Keith Robinson, of Sherrards Solicitors, advised Rex Bionics Plc (the “Company”), the pioneer of the REX Robot technology that enhances the mobility of wheelchair users, on a major restructuring of its group. This has permitted an initial investment of AUD7.5m (approximately £4.4m) and …

Advising Rex Bionics on Restructuring and New Investment

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New Anti-Corruption Laws in France

France recently enacted a new anti-corruption law in the so-called Sapin II Act, that companies must implement by 1 May 2017. After the 2014 Hamon Act and the 2015 Macron Act, it is the turn of the Sapin II Act of 9 December 2016 to tackle corruption issues and to attempt to modernise the economy. …

New Anti-Corruption Laws in France

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Sherrards helps the Bank of England in its intelligence-gathering exercise for the Monetary Policy Committee

Ever wondered how the Bank of England gathers intelligence to inform its decision-making process? Eight times a year, the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (“MPC”) meets to determine the important monetary decisions of the day for the UK, such as how to deal with interest rates; whether to pursue quantitative easing and other issues …

Sherrards helps the Bank of England in its intelligence-gathering exercise for the Monetary Policy Committee

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