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New online court may improve chances of tenancy arrears recovery

By Karl Anders and Lucie Bryan On 6 April 2018 HMCTS publicly announced the launch of a new online service to allow members of the public and businesses to issue money claims, resolve disputes and access mediation via a new online claims service. Known as Civil Money Claims, and available for money claims with a […]

Dress codes in the workplace: new government guidance

By Stuart McBride New guidance entitled “Dress codes and sex discrimination – what you need to know” was published by the Government Equalities Office last week.  It follows the 2016 online petition started by a woman who was sent home from work when she refused to wear high heels. The petition led to a Parliamentary Enquiry […]

Timor-Leste oil and gas: New maritime treaty with Australia

On 6 March 2017, in New York, delegations of both countries signed, before the United Nations’ Secretary-General and Portugal’s former Prime-Minister, António Guterres, the “Treaty Between the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste and Australia Establishing Their Maritime Boundaries in the Timor Sea”. The new maritime boundaries between the two countries represent, after almost 50 years, Australian’s […]

Portugal: New regime for conversion of unsubordinated credits into capital

Law No. 7/2018 was published on 2 March and created a legal regime for the conversion of unsubordinated credits into capital in commercial companies, or companies adopting a commercial form, incorporated under the Laws of Portugal. The new law entered into force on the day after its publication and clearly aims to provide an extrajudicial […]

Portugal: Exploitation of lithium

Lithium minerals have seen a rise in demand and price since 2011, which became even greater in 2016, and the expectation is that this rise will continue along with the growing demand for electric vehicles. Lithium supply security has become a top priority for technology companies in the United States and Asia and, worldwide, lithium […]

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Travers Smith has made up three associates to partner, in a promotions round less than half the size of last year’s. The firm has promoted litigator Jan-Jaap Baer, funds specialist Jeremy Elmore and banking and corporate recovery lawyer Danny Peel to its partnership. Last year Travers promoted eight associates to partner (16 May 2012). In […]

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How transforming Legal Aid will affect people accused of a crime who cannot afford legal fees. A commentary by Maura McGowan QC

The proposals contained in the Ministry of Justice’s (MoJ) paper, Transforming Legal Aid, would completely alter the way people accused of a crime and cannot afford to pay their own legal fees, will be represented. The proposals contained in the Ministry of Justice’s (MoJ) paper, Transforming Legal Aid, would completely alter the way people accused […]

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Ex-Dewey tax partner exits Linklaters’ Washington base for KPMG

Linklaters Washington DC tax partner Joseph Pari has left for KPMG, roughly a year after moving to the magic circle firm ahead of the collapse of Dewey & LeBoeuf. Pari left Linklaters on 30 April to join the accountancy giant in the US capital as a principal in federal tax. He was officially based in […]

Exclusive remedies clauses: UAE law and the common law

An exclusive remedies clause provides that a party’s remedy for breach of contract is restricted to the form of redress expressly prescribed in the contract to the exclusion of all other remedies that would otherwise be available at law. Such a clause means that a party’s rights and liabilities are codified in the contract. Exclusive […]

UAE: ratification of domestic arbitral award

Al Tamimi was instructed by a client, the claimant, to initiate legal proceedings to ratify and enforce an arbitral award issued in the client’s favour ordering the other party, the respondent, to pay the amount of AED52m (£9m). This amount represented an outstanding amount due to the client in addition to damages for breach of […]

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