Posts by Sally Addis

Addis Law celebrates Christmas in Spring….

After months of Covid related postponements, the Addis Law team was finally able to hold its Christmas party…on a perfect Spring day in March. On Monday, the Addis Law team got together to celebrate another successful year, with punting on the Cherwell River and a celebratory lunch at Oxford’s beautiful Cherwell Boathouse.  New friends and…
We’re Growing – Addis Law is pleased to welcome Solicitor

Appointment of a new corporate lawyer

We’re Growing! Please meet Francesca Yardley the latest solicitor to join our fantastic team. With 15 years’ experience under her belt,  Francesca now focuses on advising start up and scale up companies on employee incentive schemes, including EMI option scheme as well as other corporate law related matters. Francesca originally began her legal career as…

Smart Legal Contracts: The State of Play

The emergence of new technologies has meant that certain types of transactions that used to be handled via a paper contract are now being created, and in some cases performed, automatically. These are known as smart contracts. Smart contracts can take different forms including a natural language contract with automatic performance by code (such as…

Reasonable Endeavours: must try harder?

Contracts often use certain phrases when each party agrees in principle to do things to fulfil an obligation but neither party has the time, money or inclination to drill down into exactly what each party is expected to do. Typically used phrases include, that parties will use their, “best endeavours”, “best efforts”, “all reasonable endeavours”…

Press Release – Addis Law is pleased to welcome knowledge lawyer, Catherine Flutsch

Oxford, United Kingdom – November 2021.  Addis Law is pleased to welcome knowledge lawyer, Catherine Flutsch, to the Addis Law team.  Catherine will work to support our lawyers and our clients on commercial transactions with a particular emphasis on intellectual property and information technology.  Catherine has a wealth of practical, commercial experience and clients will…

PRESS RELEASE – Addis Law appoints property specialist Emma McParland

Oxford, United Kingdom – April 2021.  Addis Law is delighted to welcome senior property specialist, Emma McParland, to the Addis Law team.  Emma will head up the property capability at Addis Law, advising clients on all aspects of commercial and residential property including freehold/leasehold acquisition, disposition, leasing of property and providing property support on company…

Last chance to claim Entrepreneurs’ Relief?

We helped sell several owner-managed businesses despite difficult market conditions last year. In their Manifesto at the last election, the government stated they would “review and reform” entrepreneur’s relief. Last year’s budget reduced it. Might it be abolished altogether? This is where we are here to help. If you are looking for lawyers that are…

Reduction in entrepreneurs’ relief

Entrepreneurs’ Relief was widely expected to be abolished or curtailed in this year’s Budget given that the Conservative Party manifesto stated that it would “review and reform” the relief. However, the 2020 budget has instead shrunk the relief back to its original £1m – the same as when it was introduced in 2008. The reduction…
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