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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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Coudert Brothers’ Paris partner Michael Polkinghorne has been appointed to the ICC International Court of Arbitration. Polkinghorne joins colleague Jingzhou Tao, managing partner of the firm’s Beijing office, as a member of the court. His term commences on 1 January 2003.

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The Head of Radcliffes-LeBrasseur’s private client and tax department has quit. This will be the second departure from the management team in six months Clara Trounson’s departure comes after the firm made eight redundancies last month in a cost-cutting exercise, but it is understood that Trounson’s departure to Salisbury firm Wilsons is not related. So […]

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Theodore Goddard has scored its first real estate instruction from real estate tycoons Simon and David Reubens, muscling in on work that has traditionally gone to Denton Wilde Sapte. Theodores advised the Reubens’ investment vehicle Reubros on the £120m purchase of the Millbank Centre, the former Labour Party headquarters, from US property investment company Tishman […]

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