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Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP

Alison Rochester

Alison Rochester



  • Technology, Media and Telecoms

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Alison assists clients in all sectors with their on-going business and trading requirements, both locally and internationally. Alison specialises in advising on all aspects of commercial contracts, including drafting tailored commercial agreements for the supply of goods and services (both long term agreements and standard terms and conditions), outsourcing agreements, services agreements, IT agreements, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain agreements and entry in to new markets, particularly export and import controls and sanctions.


Admitted in Scotland.

Areas of Practice

Technology, Media and Telecoms


High Court refuses to incorporate "cunningly concealed" terms and conditions
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, October 2021

In Blu-Sky Solutions Ltd v Be Caring Ltd [2021] EWHC 2619 (Comm) the High Court in England held that a supplier's standard terms and conditions ("T&Cs") are incorporated into a contract by reference if the contract provides that, upon signing the contract, the customer accepts that it has reviewed and agreed to the relevant T&Cs...

Requirement for UKCA Marking Deadline Extended by One Year
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, September 2021

 On 24 August 2021, The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) granted a one-year extension for manufacturers to begin applying the UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) marks for products marketed in the UK. The new deadline is 1 January 2023. UKCA marks replace CE marks in the UK...

UK Government Sets Out its Strategic Approach to CPTPP Accession and Call for Evidence Reopened
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, July 2021

The parties to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) have agreed to formally commence an accession process with the UK. Ahead of the start of formal negotiations, the UK Government has set out its strategic approach to accession...

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