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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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Peter Charlton has emerged as Clifford Chance’s new global head of corporate. Voting closed today, which saw the London head defeat Italian managing partner Nick Wrigley in the firm’s first contested election for the post. Charlton takes over as corporate head from David Childs, who is now chief operating officer at the magic circle firm. […]

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Ince & Co has appointed its first-ever business development partner. Offshore oil and gas specialist David Steward took up the role on 1 May.Steward, who plans to continue fee earning, said the firm recognised there had not been “sufficient harmony” in its attempts to raise the profile of its six core groups. “There needs to […]

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The Law Society has appointed chairs for its two new boards, in preparation for the implementation of Sir David Clementi’s recommendations for the reform of legal regulation. Former Law Society president Peter Williamson becomes chair of the Regulation Board, which will oversee the policy and operations of the society’s regulatory function. Shamit Saggar, professor of […]

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Well. What a to-do about a photo. Last week’s picture of Arsenal footballer Ashley Cole was enough to make one shocked lawyer fight a rearguard action on the footballer’s defence. Cole, you remember, was found guilty of involvement in an illegal approach to Chelsea. The photo – sourced direct from Reuters with no editing by […]

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