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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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BA counsel steps down to embark on ‘third career’

British Airways (BA) general counsel Robert Webb QC is stepping down from the role at the end of March. A well-known figure in legal circles, Webb spent 25 years at the bar before joining BA. He sat opposite the BA when instructed by Virgin during the infamous ‘dirty tricks campaign’ in the 1990s. After joining […]

Ashurst makes second major foray into Libya

Ashurst is homing in on the Libyan market after completing its second part-nationalisation in the oil and gas sector there in a month. Ashurst is homing in on the Libyan market after completing its second part-nationalisation in the oil and gas sector there in a month. The firm advised National Oil Corporation of Libya (NOC) […]

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Dewey slashes pay for 66 partners

Dewey & LeBoeuf has overhauled its compensation system, cutting pay for more than 60 partners across the firm. Up to 66 partners at the US firm have had their compensation reduced, in a number of cases by around 80 per cent. The cuts have left certain Dewey partners taking home around $10,000 in monthly draws, […]

Local vs central govt lawyers in showdown

Local government lawyers are up in arms because they pay more for their practising certificates than central ­government lawyers, who receive a statutory discount. Birmingham City Council legal chief Mirza Ahmed, who spends £100,000 on his team’s certificates, has written to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) demanding urgent action. The SRA has pledged a consultation, […]

Tesco case breaks new ground as CAT chief shows bargaining powers

Incoming chair has begun a new era for the Competition Appeal Tribunal. Is the Competition Appeal ­Tribunal (CAT) changing tack? Under new president Gerald Barling it made history last week when it found for Tesco against the Competition Commission. And, in another break with tradition, ­Barling is also set to launch the CAT’s first users’ […]

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