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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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James Huckle set to join 20 Essex Street as director of strategic development

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Secondary school students visit Eversheds Saladžius’s office

Eversheds Saladžius, in co-operation with Vilnius LIONS club, recently invited students from Vilnius ‘Versme’ School to visit the law firm’s office. The essence of the initiative was to introduce students from the secondary school to Eversheds Saladžius and its activities. Eversheds Saladžius lawyers shared information and thoughts about the law profession, the law firm’s traditions, values, […]

Shoosmiths expands family law team

Shoosmiths has expanded its family law offering with the appointment of a partner, an associate and a solicitor. The new team will operate as part of Access Legal, the firm’s private client arm. The new hires will work with existing family law partner Marika Franceschi, and specialists Claire Christie and Karen Nicol in Shoosmiths’ family […]

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Seyfarth takes four litigation partners on board as Bingham exodus begins

US firm Seyfarth Shaw has scored four litigation partners from Bingham McCutchen, in the first known group lateral move from the 80 partners left by Morgan Lewis & Bockius at the ailing firm. Bingham partners William Berkowitz, John Skelton, James McGrath and Brandon Bigelow joined Seyfarth’s Boston office today, at the same time as almost 770 […]

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McGuireWoods and Stephenson Harwood file £2.2bn Tchenguiz claim against Grant Thornton and Kaupthing

McGuireWoods and Stephenson Harwood are advising businessman Vincent Tchenguiz and his family trusts in a £2.2bn lawsuit against Grant Thornton and Kaupthing Bank over their roles in a failed criminal investigation by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). Tchenguiz’s lawsuit, which was filed yesterday, is the latest in a long line of litigation battles following his […]

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