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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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Clifford Chance death row appeal flounders

The US Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by Clifford Chance on behalf of America’s longest-serving death row inmate, Jack Alderman. The firm had argued that Alderman, convicted in 1974 for the murder of his wife, was the victim of ineffective counselling in his original trial. Alderman has consistently maintained his innocence. Clifford Chance partner […]

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Ireland’s Single Electricity Market is leading the way in cross-border cooperation. By John Kettle and Emma Keavney On 3 July 2007, the first parties signed up to unique contractual trading arrangements for the Irish Single Electricity Market (SEM). What makes this special is that the SEM forms part of the All Island Project, representing the […]

BLG litigation star defects to Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown” />Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) has been left in disarray following the defection of a three-partner team led by commercial litigation head Clare Canning to Mayer Brown. Canning, along with partners Simon Willis and Matthew Lawson, is set to join the US firm in the coming weeks and is said by BLG insiders […]

Internet domain operator ups dispute personnel

Nominet, the operator of the .uk internet domain, is looking for 10 IP and internet specialists to join its dispute resolution panel as it looks to cope with the growing number of domain name disputes. The experts will act as judges on domain name disputes. Nominet senior legal counsel Nick Wenban Smith said: “It’s four […]

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