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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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OC prepares for autumn vote as managing partner Beswick’s term expires

Osborne Clarke’s Simon Beswick is set to step down from his UK managing partner role on 31 December 2014, as his third and final term in the position comes to a close. He will continue to serve as the firm’s global CEO – a post which he has held since its first-ever international board was […]

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On 6 May 2014, Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co partners Kieron Dwyer and David Ponsford joined Gilbert Porter and Brad Richards, partners at US firm Haynes and Boone, to host an international webinar entitled ‘Update on shale gas exploration and development’. Porter and Richards opened the presentation by outlining the rise of shale production in […]

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Linklaters becomes first magic circle firm to set gender diversity targets

Linkaters has become the first magic circle firm to adopt gender diversity targets and is aiming for 30 per cent female membership on its executive committee and international board by 2018. The firm has also set its sights on greater gender diversification of its partner promotions. By 2018 it aims for at least 30 per […]

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