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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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Practising abroad

Members of 42 Bars worldwide meet in Paris this week to discuss ways to make it easier for lawyers to practise abroad. The meeting has been organised by the American Bar Association, the Council of the Bars and Law Societies of the European Community, and the Japan Federation of Bar Associations.

Flotation

Michael Livingstone and Caroline Rollestone-Brown of Maclay Murray & Spens advised Private and Commercial Finance Group on its placing and admission to trading on Aim. Andrew Saul of Osborne Clarke advised the nominated advisers Brown Shipley.

Quickening the pace of justice

Danny McNamee’s Appeal Court hearing this week is the latest triumph for the Criminal Cases Review Commission. By The Lawyer reporters. At 10am on Thursday morning, an Irish man named Gilbert “Danny” McNamee will walk into court six of London’s Royal Courts of Justice. His Court of Appeal hearing against a 1987 conviction for conspiracy […]

Rouse & Co launches Net trade mark service

INTELLECTUAL property specialist Rouse & Co International (RCI) has developed a global trade mark and domain name clearance and protection service on the Internet, called Geodesia. The international firm – whose London office is Willoughby & Partners – has a six-member team working on the project in Oxford, which it hopes to expand when it […]

Keeping out of the red (tape)

Sally Eaglesfield believes managing a small practice is a matter of avoiding bureaucracy and finding practical solutions. Sally Eaglesfield is an associate at Delano Williams in Godalming, Surrey. In a small firm, practice management and survival are one and the same thing. The two firms with which I am associated are surely not the only […]

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