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…

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”…

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…

Sale of shares in lottery provider £5m

2020 looks to be as exciting as 2019! We have a number of transactions in progress. The successful sale of shares in UK lottery provider Gatherwell Limited to Australian listed Jumbo Interactive for £5m continues to work well for our clients (sellers). This was a complex deal, involving the Gambling Commission and both English and…

Thank you

2019 was a record year for Addis Law.  Thank you to all of our wonderful clients, old and new. Recent testimonials show our clients enjoyed working with us and reaped the rewards. Sale of shares to international listed company £5m: Click Here for the testimonial Management buyout: Click Here for the testimonial

Update on the International Women’s Day Event 8th March 2019

We are really proud to have sponsored and helped organise the International Women’s Day event at Lady Margaret Hall , Oxford on 8thMarch. The speakers included Deborah Gill- Professor of Gene Medicine University of Oxford, Paulette Elliot-Huduma Limited, David Roylance-Voice, Leadership and Presentation coach, Melanie Green-Inspire Transformation, Kellie Peters Databasix, Carolyn Porter- OxStem, Nazmin Akhtar…

ICO and FCA work together

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced on 18 February 2019 that they had entered into a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). You’ll be relieved to know that this has nothing to do with Brexit, and indeed will stand whether Brexit occurs, and if it does, whether it is “soft”…
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