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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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Directing debate on legal selection

The debate over the use and influence of legal directories in selecting lawyers following a survey by Wheeler Associates and McCallum Layton, How Clients Choose Their Lawyers, has thrown up some questions for all involved in the business of law. And as the debate runs on both in the media and in the marketplace, certain […]

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Speechly Bircham acted for Resolution Property in two lettings at Greater London House. Property partner Mark Smith advised Resolution. Book Club Associates, which has taken a 15-year lease on 55,000 sq ft over three floors, was represented by Michael Kutner, property partner at Edward Lewis, with property solicitor Alisa Lawrence. Kieser Training took a 15-year […]

MMR vaccine case set to break compensation records

The lawyer acting for thousands of families who claim their children have been damaged by the measles mumps rubella vaccine says the case could become the largest-ever litigation in the UK. Clinical negligence lawyer Richard Barr, a partner at Alexander Harris, began the action against five pharmaceutical companies at a case management conference in the […]

Colt Telecom Group

On the surface, Colt Telecom is one of the UK’s most successful home-grown companies. Set up in 1992, the telecommunications group appears to have an exemplary record after establishing a 13-city presence in eight countries. The company not only has a highly rated listing on the FTSE 100, it is also, courtesy of its major […]

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