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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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Health and social care specialist Capsticks has promoted two lawyers to the partnership in its Birmingham office. The Wimbledon, London-headquartered firm has made up real estate specialist Lisa Robotham and clinical lawyer Tracey Lucas to partner after opening in Birmingham five years ago. Earlier this year the firm signed up Coffin Mew’s 28-strong Southampton-based social […]

DLA Piper welcomes Steadman and Satchwell to Chicago IP and technology practice

DLA Piper has announced that Paul Steadman and Matthew Satchwell have joined the firm’s intellectual property (IP) and technology practice in Chicago as partner and of counsel respectively. Steadman is a well-established patent trial lawyer who has successfully tried numerous first-chair cases in front of multiple judicial bodies. Satchwell has a strong technical background and […]

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Moves: 29 April 2013

Move of the week The group general counsel of Man Group Stephen Ross is to join Sidley Austin as co-head of London investment funds. Last month Man Group’s head of legal Jasveer Singh was promoted, following Ross’s departure from the FTSE 250 group. Ross was co-head of private equity funds at Clifford Chance along with […]

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Slaughters hands NQ lawyers salary bump to £63,000

Slaughter and May has boosted trainee and associate pay for the first time since 2011, with junior lawyers getting a two per cent wage hike. The top ten City firm has increased salaries by an average of 2 per cent for all junior lawyers but has only modestly boosted one year post-qualification experience (PQE) associates’ […]

ACH Shoosmiths moves to Edinburgh’s Exchange district

ACH Shoosmiths has opened its new offices in the heart of Edinburgh’s business and financial district. The law firm has agreed a 10-year lease for 11,325ft² (1,052m²) at Saltire Court, in the city’s Exchange district. All 64 legal advisers and support staff have made the move to Saltire Court.

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