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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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It involves the state, the media, the monarchy and the judiciary. No wonder today’s Court of Appeal judgment over Prince Charles’s infamous “spider letters” has racked up headlines. A Guardian journalist’s fight to publish the prince’s correspondence with Government ministers has been a long and tumultuous one. The Government has battled to keep the prince’s […]

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Davenport Lyons: we are not on the verge of administration

With constant merger talks and two empty floors in its building, Davenport Lyons can’t shake the appearance of a firm that is desperate to be bought. Here’s why. Last month HowardKennedyFsi (HKFsi) called off merger talks with Davenport Lyons, weeks after the firm allegedly turned down a deal which “didn’t stack up financially” from Shakespeares […]

Conyers advises Jadara Capital Partners on launch of Jadara Frontier Fund

Conyers Dill & Pearman has advised Jadara Capital Partners on the formation and launch of the Jadara Frontier Fund, a concentrated long/short hedge fund. Jadara Capital Partners is a Dubai International Financial Centre-based independent asset management firm that invests primarily in listed equities across global frontier and small emerging markets, with geographic focus on six regions: […]

Aerospace insurance lawyer Vanessa Leigh joins DLA Piper’s aviation practice

DLA Piper has appointed aerospace insurance lawyer Vanessa Leigh as a legal director in its aviation practice, which is part of the litigation and regulatory group. Prior to joining DLA Piper, Leigh trained at Barlow Lyde & Gilbert before moving to Gates and Partners in 2006, where she became a partner in 2007. Leigh specialises […]

SHE Matters — winter 2014: the safety, health and environment newsletter from DLA Piper

DLA Piper has released the winter 2014 issue of SHE Matters, a newsletter dedicated to safety, health and the environment. Contents The aggregates levy: exemptions on rocky ground Strict liability, or not? Conflict minerals — European developments European Union signs Minamata Convention on mercury Wildlife law to undergo major overhaul First-aid training: approval required? The new […]

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