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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 has reported indifferent profit per partner (PEP) for the last financial year, at the same time as turnover has inched past the £50m mark for the first time. Preliminary figures for the 2004/05 financial year have revealed that the firm’s average PEP has remained static at £265,000, the same figure as last year. […]

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Well. What a to-do about a photo. Last week’s picture of Arsenal footballer Ashley Cole was enough to make one shocked lawyer fight a rearguard action on the footballer’s defence. Cole, you remember, was found guilty of involvement in an illegal approach to Chelsea. The photo – sourced direct from Reuters with no editing by […]

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The Lawyer’s latest look at the main developments taking place in offshore jurisdictions… The once insular nature of offshore legal business is being transformed by the emergence of a ‘magic circle’ of multijurisdictional firms that appear well positioned to form a global elite. Once tied firmly to their home jurisdictions, a number of offshore law […]

EU, Russia in legal meeting of minds

THE EU and Russia have agreed to deepen their cooperation over judicial matters, examining potential joint projects to ensure the independence and effectiveness of both sides’ court systems. Although this road map, which was approved by Russian President Vladimir Putin and European Comm-ission president José Manuel Barroso, is supposedly an equal partnership, the EU will […]

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