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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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Norton Rose’s employment practice has grown under the leadership of Tim Russell having recently announced a £1.5m increase in annual turnover but lacked another partner to sustain the expansion in PFI and multi-jurisdictional work.

199 Strand overhauls management structure

Long-established personal injury (PI) and professional and clinical negligence chambers 199 Strand is to undergo a major overhaul of its management structure as it becomes more proactive about bar reforms. The set is also taking on three tenants, but has lost the head of its employment group to Cloisters. Peter Andrews QC has completed his […]

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The Law Society is lobbying the European Union (EU) to change its “heavy-handed” redrafting of the money laundering directive. The 1991 EU Directive on Money Laundering is being updated to include all lawyers, as well as widen the scope of illegal activities it covers. It currently only applies to lawyers involved in investment and focuses […]

Norton Rose wins PFI employment partner

Norton Rose has bolstered its employment pension and incentives department with the hire of Barnett Alexander Chart’s head of employment. Partner Peter Talibart, who is qualified in both Canadian and UK law, will join Norton Rose in November and will help to increase the practice’s international profile. The firm’s employment practice has grown under the […]

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