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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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Charles Russell and Speechly partners say yes to £135m merger

Partners at Charles Russell and Speechly Bircham have today voted favour of merging their firms to create a £135m firm with 170 partners. Charles Russell Speechlys LLP will go live on 1 November 2014. Headquartered in London, the outfit will have a further eight offices scattered across the UK, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.  […]

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Hogan Lovells and Addleshaws advise on £620m sale of Co-op Pharmacy

Hogan Lovells and Addleshaw Goddard are among the firms to win key roles on Bestway’s acquisition of The Co-operative Group’s 774-branch pharmacy chain. The Co-op plans to use the £620m in proceeds from the deal to reduce its stockpile of debts, and invest in other parts of the business.  Hogan Lovells advised longstanding client Bestway on […]

Conyers Dill & Pearman advises Markit on $1.3bn initial public offering

Conyers Dill & Pearman’s Bermuda office advised Markit on its 10-times oversubscribed $1.3bn (£763m) initial public offering and listing on the Nasdaq Global Select Market. Conyers also advised on the Bermuda aspects of inserting Markit, a Bermuda company, as the group’s top holding company in place of a UK company. Markit is a global diversified provider of […]

No5 Chambers clerk set to run half marathon for London Legal Support Trust

No5 Chambers clerk Jamie Tucker will be running the Putney & Fulham Riverside Half Marathon on 31 August to raise money for the London Legal Support Trust. The Half Marathon route will start from Barn Elms Sports Centre, cross Putney Bridge and pass Craven Cottage (Fulham FC), pass over Hammersmith Bridge and run back down […]

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