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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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By Andrew Beck In June I wrote a WM Insight on the unreported mortgage repossession decision of Bank of Scotland v Cloke in which the condition of the defendant’s severely disabled son was deemed an ‘exceptional circumstance’ that warranted a full consideration of whether the lender’s actions in seeking to recover possession were a proportional […]

Karanovic & Nikolic set to display contemporary Serbian art at its office

Karanovic & Nikolic, in a bid to continue to support contemporary Serbian art and artists, presented a selection of contemporary works of art to select clients and friends on 4 September 2014 at its Belgrade office.  The selection is on display in the conference facilities of the firm and will remain there for for the […]

DLA Piper represents Fosun in investment in US insurer Ironshore

DLA Piper has represented Shanghai-based investment group Fosun International in its equity investment in US insurer Ironshore. Under the terms of the agreement, Fosun will purchase ordinary shares of Ironshore that would represent a 20 per cent stake in the company. The DLA Piper team representing Fosun was led by partner and head of Asia […]

Eversheds Saladžius supports Lithuanian Junior Achievement Organization

Eversheds Saladžius is supporting Lithuanian Junior Achievement Organization, which is a non-profit organisation that provides economic and business education to students, develops and publishes teaching materials, runs training courses and seminars for teachers and organises national and international events for students and teachers. The activities of Junior Achievement have been recently observed by daily Verslo […]

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Stevens & Bolton sees double-digit growth across the board

Guildford-based Stevens & Bolton’s revenue rose by 10.1 per cent from £18.05m to £19.87m in the 2013/14 financial year. The firm reported a corresponding 11.1 per cent rise in net profit from £5.4m to £6m. It is the fourth consecutive year of top-line growth for Stevens & Bolton, which also saw its average profit per […]

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