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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 battles Slaughters over British Energy rescue package

Magic circle giants Clifford Chance and Slaughter and May have gone head-to-head in an effort to sort out a Government-backed rescue package for stricken electricity generator British Energy.Clifford Chance partner David Childs, long-term adviser to the embattled energy company is leading negotiations with the Government and private financiers to secure the future of the company.The […]

Correction

In last week’s employment supplement, it was incorrectly stated that Jane Mann was an employment partner at Pattison & Brewer. Mann is, of course, a partner at Fox Williams.

Taylor Root Law Society Sevens Tournament

The Taylor Root Law Society Sevens Tournament takes place this Sunday (22 September) at Richmond rugby ground. The popular event, supported by The Lawyer and which last year saw Clyde & Co take the coveted crown, displacing the much-fancied Freshfields, starts at 11am.

Ex-Bingham McCutchen partner joins Nomura

Richard Gitlin (left), the former senior partner with US firm Bingham McCutchen, has been appointed by Nomura International to advise the investment bank on growing the number of Japanese corporate restructurings. Gitlin, a world-renowned workout and restructuring specialist, who is best known for his role as the US administrator on the US-UK bankruptcy of Maxwell […]

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