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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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The real estate market continues to rumble along unabated, seemingly producing another headline-grabbing landmark deal every other week. It certainly is a ripe time to be practising real estate law. In this Special Report, The Lawyer takes a look at some of the key issues. With climate change increasingly at the forefront of everyone’s minds, […]

Corporate holds appeal for trainees

CORPORATE continues to account for the bulk of newly qualified jobs given to trainees, but is also losing ground to banking and finance. Just under a fifth (19.4 per cent) of retained trainees qualified into corporate in 2006, compared with 21 per cent in 2005. Meanwhile, 17.5 per cent of qualifiers joined banking and finance […]

Macfarlanes plumps for tailored BPP course

BPP Law School has tied the knot with Macfarlanes, meaning all Macfarlanes trainees will study the LPC exclusively at BPP’s London branch from September next year. MacFarlanes is just the latest firm to succumb to the lure of a single LPC provider, as the number of unallied firms left for law schools to play for […]

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Nottingham Law School (NLS) has signed an exclusive deal with US firm Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw to deliver the Legal Practice Course (LPC) for the firm’s London trainees. The School has lagged behind rivals BPP and the College of Law in recent years, as the latter schools have snapped up a number of exclusive […]

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