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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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Luring tomorrow’s legal stars

Graduate recruitment campaigns are moody and minimal this season Law fair season is here and graduate recruitment teams across the UK are grudgingly getting up at ungodly hours to schlep off to Exeter and other far-flung university towns to pimp their firms to the nation’s students. Success largely depends on how firms brand themselves, but […]

Woolworths update: case to go to Court of Appeal

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision in USDAW v Ethel Austin Ltd (in administration); USDAW and anor etc — the Woolworths case — sent shockwaves through the legal and HR professions. By way of a reminder, in this case the EAT decided that the words ‘at one establishment’ should be deleted from section 188 of […]

Eversheds advises government of Cambodia on Preah Vihear dispute

The international arbitration team at Eversheds has successfully represented the government of Cambodia in the International Court of Justice (ICJ), in relation to a case brought by Cambodia against Thailand concerning the interpretation of the court’s 1962 judgment in the case concerning the Temple of Preah Vihear. The ICJ ruled that Thailand is obliged to […]

Health Alert — 18 November 2013

DLA Piper has released the 18 November 2013 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector. If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the DLA Piper briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details […]

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