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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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The answer, following the Privy Council decision in Caribbean Steel Company Ltd v Price Waterhouse (a Firm) [2013] UKPC 18, is very fundamental. Caribbean Steel (Steel) brought a claim against Price Waterhouse (PW) in Jamaica for an alleged negligent valuation of Caribbean Cable Company Ltd (Cable). Steel alleged it relied on this valuation for the […]

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Akin Gump slammed by SFO over collapse of $67m corruption trial

Akin Gump has been slammed by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) after two US-based partners refused to appear in court as witnesses in the $67m corruption case being pursued against businessman Victor Dahdaleh, contributing to the collapse of the case. The finger-pointing means the heat has been taken off Dahdaleh’s former counsel, Allen & Overy, which […]

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BLP employment head Younson quits

Berwin Leighton Paisner’s (BLP) employment head Fraser Younson is leaving the firm today after seven years at the firm, The Lawyer understands. The former McDermott Will & Emery and Baker & McKenzie partner is understood to have resigned from two weeks ago. Former Jones Day employment litigation head Lisa Mayhew will take over as the […]

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