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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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Osborne Clarke is launching an attack on the London property market by merging with niche West End property firm McGuinness Finch. Four property partners, two planning partners and one property litigation partner will join Osborne Clarke on 1 June, following several months of discussions. The team also includes five assistants. Founded in 1985, McGuinness earned […]

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North West firm Davies Wallis Foyster (DWF) has hired leading personal insolvency lawyer Mark Davies from Hillyer McKeown. Davies was senior partner for the nine-partner regional firm and was the firm’s sole insolvency partner. Based in DWF’s Manchester office, Davies will manage the expansion of DWF’s bankruptcy, individual voluntary arrangment (IVA) and insolvency practice. He […]

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White & Case in Frankfurt is continuing its expansion with the appointment of two new partners. M&A partner Antje Mattfeld joins from Schön Nolte Finkelnburg & Clemm, where she advised on cross-border transactions; she is also experienced in competition law. Finance lawyer Julia Müller joins on 1 August from Allen & Overy, where she was […]

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In Norwich, Eversheds views its only significant competitor as Mills & Reeve, with which, according to managing partner Ian Shann, it enjoys a “friendly rivalry”. Shann is keen to play down the effect of the resignation of the office’s senior partner Richard Collier last May. His resignation followed a reprimand last summer from the Office […]

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