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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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Davey Franklin Jones has promoted Janice Leyland to its partnership in the family law group. At the same time, three lawyers have been promoted to associates: Meryl Atkins, Michael Brady and Stephanie Dawson. •Davey Franklin Jones has promoted Janice Leyland to its partnership in the family law group. At the same time, three lawyers have […]

Briefs keep their briefs to themselves

Eversheds corporate partner Robert Moulton has a pile of soiled men’s underpants collecting in his office. This is not some strange fetish, nor is it the result of a series of all-nighters as the M&A boom takes its toll. Nope, Moulton is collecting for Whitechapel Mission, which is looking for “male English underversions”, which Tulkinghorn […]

BLG hires Lovells associate as a corporate partner

Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) has recruited Lovells senior associate James Parker as a partner to begin rebuilding its corporate practice. During BLG’s latest round of internal promotions, none of the seven senior associates made up to partnership were in corporate, which was seen as a blow to the practice following a number of high-profile […]

There’s something about Martin

We may have referred in the past to the similarity of Slaughter and May‘s best friends alliance to the family Von Trapp. But frankly, Macfarlanes puts Slaughters to shame, with 10 Norwich Street looking ever more like The Waltons’ ranch. As revealed late last night on www.thelawyer.com (10 May), Charles Martin and Simon Martin (no […]

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