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Put it in writing!

Posted, 18 July 2018 by Jody Mitchell
Categories: Corporate | Commercial contracts

A recent Supreme Court ruling may mean informal and oral variations of contracts with NOM clauses are not enforceable. Partner Jody Mitchell explains.

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Going global — how can businesses rise to the export challenge?

Posted, 29 June 2018 by Uisdean Vass
Categories: Corporate | Oil and gas | Commercial contracts

Exporting is an economic imperative for British companies, but how can businesses make the most of opportunities and successfully navigate these lucrative markets?

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Lawyers get lost?

Posted, 11 June 2018 by Laura Petrie
Categories: Corporate | Oil and gas

Do lawyers need to “get lost” for proper collaboration and safety advances to happen in the oil and gas industry? Unsurprisingly, we say no, but there’s work to be done.

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Deal or no deal — what will re-imposed Iran sanctions mean for UK oil and gas firms?

Posted, 28 May 2018 by Laura Petrie
Categories: Corporate | Oil and gas

How will Iran sanctions affect UK businesses? Partner Laura Petrie looks at what the industry needs to consider following the US’s decision to withdraw from the JCPOA.

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Tax evasion and the Criminal Finances Act

Posted, 23 May 2018 by Wendy Harris
Categories: Corporate | Oil and gas

With sectors such as oil and gas likely to be high risk, what should businesses do to minimise the chances of tax evasion by associated persons?

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From transitions to teamwork — what triathlons can teach us about business development

Posted, 14 May 2018 by Julie Smith
Categories: Business development

Our new head of business development, Julie Smith, who knows a fair bit about both, explains what triathlons and business development have in common.

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Is it time for ‘knock-for-knock’ to be knocked out?

Posted, 12 May 2018 by Laura Petrie
Categories: Corporate | Oil and gas

Faced with constant, rapid change in UKCS contracting, is the time right to consider whether mutual indemnities remain beneficial to all parties?

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Back in the saddle — another successful day at Balcormo Races

Posted, 11 May 2018 by Jim Drysdale
Categories: Rural | CSR

The annual Fife point-to-point marks the start of a busy show season for our rural team. Partner — and former jockey — Jim Drysdale reports.

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Put it in writing! - A recent Supreme Court ruling may mean informal and oral variations of contracts with NOM clauses are not enforceable. Partner Jody Mitchell explains.