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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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US apathy to “soccer” hits new heights

The hunt to find a US firm showing today’s game against the Czech Republic, which kicked off at 5pm, is bearing little fruit. The hunt to locate a US firm showing today’s game against the Czech Republic, which kicked off at 5pm, is bearing little fruit. Come on guys! This is a big game, ferchrissakes!! […]

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It’s all very collegiate over at Linklaters, where the banking partners work together, play together… and now apparently go home together. News reaches Tulkinghorn that star signing Adam Freeman has just shacked up with colleague Nick Syson after despatching his wife and children to her mum’s place while waiting to complete on his enormous new […]

Herbert Smith creates new career structure for associates

Herbert Smith has become the latest City firm to radically overhaul its career path for associates in a bid to slash attrition rates. The firm has created an of counsel role for senior associates with typically nine years’ PQE as an alternative to partnership. The first promotions to of counsel will be announced on 1 […]

Howes lures Ofcom exec for East Anglia

East Midlands firm Howes Percival is planning to ramp up its corporate and commercial capabilities in East Anglia following the hire of former WilmerHale partner and non-executive director of Ofcom Stephanie Liston. Liston is renowned in the telecoms sector after a career in which she has has enjoyed spells at Fulbright & Jaworski, MCI, Freshfields […]

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