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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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Farewell to your best Bud

American lawyers are weeping into their beers this week over the fate of iconic US beer, Budweiser. Coming at the same time as the sale of the Chrysler Building to – shock, horror – Arabs, the US’s dirt cheap assets appear to be in danger of disappearing entirely. As one New York partner involved in […]

Taylor Wessing elects new France managing partner

Taylor Wessing has elected a new managing partner for its French office. Taylor Wessing has elected a new managing partner for its French office. Media and entertainment partner Christian Valsamidis succeeds Arnaud de Senilhes, who will continue to practise at Taylor Wessing. Valsamidis said: “I intend to get straight down to business and continue to […]

Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Assoc launches

The Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association (Pocla) was launched on Monday (16 June) at the Inner Temple Hall in front of 400 guests. Lord Justice Laws is the Pocla president and Andrew Mitchell QC of Furnival Chambers the chairman. Mitchell said the association would explore such issues as balancing the rights of innocent people with […]

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Herbies City corporate man to lead Singapore

Herbert Smith has appointed a London corporate partner to head its Singapore office. Austin Sweeney, who begins a three-year term in August, will report to Asia head Ashley Alder. He takes over from corporate partner Veronica O’Shea, who has been managing partner of the Singapore office since 2004 and will return to full-time client work. […]

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