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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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Bingham has expanded in Japan by snatching a seven-lawyer investment funds team from White & Case’s Tokyo office. The team is led by partners Christopher Wells and Tomoko Fuminaga, who headed the investment funds and regulatory team at White & Case in Tokyo. Wells is a veteran international lawyer in Japan, having practised in the […]

Irwin Mitchell loses Saudi prince state immunity appeal

The Court of Appeal (CoA) has thrown out an appeal by two Saudi princes who wanted a case against them be heard behind closed doors. Prince Mishal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and his son, HRH Prince Abdulaziz Bin Mishal Bin Al Saud switched legal teams for the appeal, bringing in Irwin Mitchell partner Jeremy Marshall […]

Future of Financial Advice regime in Australia

The latest development around the Future of Financial Advice (FoFA) regime is the release of further draft regulations whereby the Treasury proposes to tighten the application of the conflicted remuneration grandfathering rules. Conflicted remuneration is, broadly speaking, any payment given to a financial adviser, who provides financial product advice to retail clients, who could reasonably […]

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Walker Morris makes up duo to partnership

Leeds firm Walker Morris has promoted two lawyers to its partnership, along with eight new directors. The firm has promoted regulatory lawyer Andrew Northage and construction specialist Jules Harbage to its partnership. Northage is the third senior addition to the regulatory team in six months, following the hire of Trudy Feaster-Gee in February (14 February […]

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