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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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Keir Starmer QC appointed DPP

Doughty Street Chambers’ joint head Keir Starmer QC has been appointed the next director of public prosecutions (DPP), the attorney general Baroness Scotland announced today (25 July). Starmer, who was called to the bar in 1987 and took silk in 2002, will take over from Sir Ken Macdonald QC, previously of Matrix Chambers, on 1 […]

GSK ends GC search with Sidley hire

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has turned to the US for its new general counsel, hiring Sidley Austin life ­sciences partner Dan Troy following a seven-month search. Former GSK general counsel Rupert Bondy joined energy company BP in May after announcing his departure in January. Troy will start at GSK on 2 ­September. GSK refused to confirm who […]

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New Law Soc boss wants businesslike attitude

New Law Society president Paul Marsh has vowed to make the business of law the overarching theme of his 12 months in office. In his first interview since taking up the presidency, Marsh told The Lawyer that solicitors need to take a business approach to their law firms. “This isn’t mutually ­exclusive with the law […]

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Advisors kept as Mosley moves from privacy to libel

Norfolk-based Steeles Law has been retained by Formula 1 chief Max Mosley as he launches libel proceedings against the News of the World. Mosley’s legal team issued a writ for defamation against the newspaper on Friday (25 July) after winning £60,000 in damages from the Sunday publication for breach of privacy (TheLawyer.com, 24 July). Steeles […]

Shearman appoints Euro finance head

Shearman & Sterling has appointed structured and ­leveraged finance partner Clifford Atkins to head the firm’s European finance group, taking over from Anthony Ward. Ward will step down from 1 August to focus on his posts as London managing partner and member of the global policy committee.

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