8.1 In this Agreement, unless the context requires otherwise:
(a) use of the singular includes the plural and vice versa, and use of any gender includes the other genders (including the neuter gender); and
(b) a reference to any specific legislation includes a reference to that legislation as re-enacted, consolidated, replaced or amended; any previous legislation of which it is a re-enactment, consolidation, replacement or amendment; and any subordinate legislation made under any of the same (and “legislation” in this clause includes any statute, statutory provision, regulation, rule or subordinate legislation).
8.2 In this Agreement, unless otherwise stated:
(a) any reference to the parties or a recital, clause or schedule is to the parties (and permitted assignees) or the relevant recital, clause or schedule of or to this Agreement;
(b) any reference in a schedule to a part or a paragraph is to a part or a paragraph of that schedule or, where relevant, to a paragraph of that part of that schedule;
(c) any reference to a company’s “annual accounts” shall mean its annual accounts and reports, i.e. a set of financial statements that an entity prepares for the relevant accounting period; consisting of balance sheet, profit and loss account and shall include the notes to those accounts; and
(d) “financial year” shall mean a period of twelve consecutive calendar months determined as an accounting period.
8.3 In this Agreement, the clause, schedule and paragraph headings are included for convenience only and shall not affect the interpretation of this Agreement.
8.4 The schedules and recitals form part of this Agreement and shall have effect as if set out in full in the body of this Agreement and any reference to this Agreement includes the schedules and recitals.
8.5 Any reference in this Agreement to a document being “in the agreed form” means a document in a form agreed by the parties before the signing of this Agreement.
8.6 In this Agreement, the words “other”, “including”, “includes”, “include”, “in particular” and any similar words shall not limit the general effect of words that precede or follow them and the ejusdem generis rule shall not apply.