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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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Ashurst muscles in on CC’s Candover relationship as group names first GC

Candover has linked up with Ashurst after decades of dealings with Clifford Chance. NOW MORE than ever, private equity house Candover needs its trusted circle of legal advisers. The UK private equity giant is entering one of the most ­turbulent periods in its history. Last month, the group cut the valuation of its portfolio in […]

Avanti Group names new general counsel

Avanti Communications Group has appointed Patrick Willcocks to the newly created role of general counsel. Willcocks joins the broadband satellite company from Electronic Data Systems, where he was a senior attorney responsible for the negotiation of outsourcing contracts with the UK Government and commercial organisations. Most recently he worked on a $1bn (£680m) data centre […]

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Ball control: Steven Hodkinson, Umbro International

It’s an enviable job considering the perks, but for Umbro general counsel Steven Hodkinson, the beautiful game sometimes getsa little ugly. Steven Hodkinson Any lawyers who are football fans should look away now. Back in his days as a trainee, if Steven Hodkinson thought he would one day be able to see pretty much any […]

Old Square Chambers head steps down

John Hendy QC has stepped down as head of Old Square Chambers after nearly a decade at the helm. John Hendy QC has stepped down as head of Old Square Chambers after nearly a decade at the helm. He will be replaced by Nigel Cooksley QC and Jane McNeill, who take over as joint heads […]

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