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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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Simmons encourages lawyers and staff to stay at home

Simmons & Simmons is rolling out a firmwide policy that will make it easier for staff to work from home. The top 15 firm is overhauling its flexible-working policy, examining both technology and time spent in the office. Managing partner Mark Dawkins said: “It’s my personal view that, with all the available technology today, lawyers […]

Pinsents acquires planning group chief

Pinsent Masons has scooped Pitmans partner and head of planning Daniel Drukarz to head its London-based planning and environmental team. His appointment, which brings Pinsents’ planning team’s headcount close to 30, is expected to be the first of a series of hires into the team. “This is a very busy time for our planning and […]

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Calling off an acquisition can have harmful repercussions for both the potential buyer and the target, but material adverse effect clauses exist for businesses to protect themselves, explain Patricia Lane and Jeremy Polk The current litigation between Sallie Mae and the buyer group led by JC Flowers indicates that a buyer’s termination of an acquisition […]

Neuberger: Law needed on national curriculum

Lord Neuberger wants to see law taught as part of the national curriculum and external funding made available for pupillages as part of wide-reaching proposals to reform entry to the bar. Neuberger’s working party today (27 November) published 57 recommendations for reform after working on the project for 14 months. The report urges wide-ranging measures […]

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At the time of The Lawyer’s last US Special Report (20 August), the US private equity market was, as they say, going like a train. How things change. At the time of The Lawyer’s last US Special Report (20 August), the US private equity market was, as they say, going like a train. How things […]

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