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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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European investment group Aurelius has kicked off its first-ever UK legal panel review, following the hire of its first UK head of legal Kimberley Whitaker. Whitaker joined the group in March 2014, helping to launch its first office in London in April (4 August 2014).  Aurelius intends to keep the majority of its legal advice […]

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Kennedys stands by Sheffield United sponsorship as Ched Evans returns to ground

Kennedys will continue to sponsor the Kop stand at Sheffield United Football Club (SUFC) despite the controversy surrounding convicted rapist Chedwyn Evans’ return to training, a spokesperson for the firm has confirmed. The former SUFC player was convicted of rape at Caernarfon Crown Court on 20 April 2012 for which he served a custodial term, […]

Gunther Meyer set to lead Eversheds’ intellectual property practice in Belgium

Eversheds has strengthened its international intellectual property (IP) and life sciences offering with the hire of partner Gunther Meyer, who has joined the firm to lead its IP practice in Belgium. He joins from Benelux law firm Stibbe. A specialist in IP rights including patents, trademarks, copyrights, know-how protection and pharmaceutical law, Meyer’s expertise lies in […]

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Clifford Chance, Freshfields, HSF and Linklaters on £2.6bn FCA forex settlement

Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) and Linklaters are among the firms advising the banks hit with £2.6bn in fines from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and US regulators for a mass attempt to rig the foreign exchange (forex) market. HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Swiss bank UBS and US banks […]

Eversheds comments on UK government’s commitment to roads revolution

Dominic Lacey, partner and head of the roads sector at Eversheds, has commented on news the government is set to invest billions in the UK roads network by the end of the decade. Lacey said: ‘The government’s commitment to investment in roads is affirmed ahead of the Autumn Statement, in addition to the progress of […]

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