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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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DLA Piper has sent one of its legal directors to Riyadh to become its local sponsor after its alliance with Saudi firm Abdulaziz Al-Fahad came to an end last week (The Lawyer, 30 June). Abdulaziz Al-Bosaily, who joined DLA Piper’s Dubai office in 2007 from Clifford Chance’s Saudi ­affiliate?Al-Jadaan?& ­Partners, left DLA Piper in June […]

McGrigors’ City team head quits; partner count dwindles

McGrigors’ London office has suffered a further partner departure, with ­capital markets head Martin Finnegan quitting to join Nabarro. The news comes just weeks after former managing partner Colin Gray left for Eversheds along with banking partner Colin McKay, who lost the firm’s leadership election earlier this year (TheLawyer.com, 4 June). McGrigors managing partner Richard […]

Dickson seals US tie with French kiss

The alliance between US firm Willkie Farr & ­Gallagher and the UK’s Dickson Minto was sealed over the strength of the ­former’s Paris office. Dickson Minto senior partner Alastair Dickson said that, although the firm had worked with Willkie in the US, it enjoyed a much closer relationship with its French partners. “We know the […]

Lord Falconer joins Gibson Dunn

Former Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer is set to join Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, following in Lord Goldsmith’s footsteps by joining a US law firm. Falconer, who joins the firm’s London office, takes on the role of senior counsel within the firm’s dispute resolution team. The US firm’s managing partner, Ken Doran, said Falconer will support […]

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