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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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Freshfields shifts application deadline for conversion students

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is bringing forward its training contract application deadline for non-law students after seeing a surge in applications. The firm normally accepts applications from final-year non-law students until 31 July, but has moved the deadline to 31 May. The firm will continue to accept applications from law students until the end of July for positions starting in […]

Firm leaders predict legal listings rush, survey finds

The majority of managing partners think firms will float on a stock market when external investment is allowed, but that none will admit to an interest. A survey by Vantis in association with the Managing Partners’ Forum (MPF) revealed that 88 per cent of managing partners and senior partners think firms will take advantage of the new […]

Simmons added to roster as Standard Chartered tweaks UK panel

Simmons & Simmons has been added to Standard Chartered Bank’s UK panel, joining six existing firms on the roster. The addition of Simmons was the only change to the panel following a recent review last week, and also includes Addleshaw Goddard, Burges Salmon, Denton Wilde Spate, DLA Piper, Herbert Smith and Norton Rose.  Simmons features […]

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Work Life Quiz: Kit O’Brien, Pardoes Solicitors

What was your first-ever job? Collecting eggs on a ­battery egg farm. It put me off canned chicken soup forever. What was your worst ­experience as a trainee? Having to go to court on the back of my principal’s motorbike. Where’s the best place to go if you want to find out what’s really going […]

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