Litigation Recent Decisions 02/08/94

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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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Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 02/08/94

SHEILA VALERIE MAISIE TENNANT, solicitors clerk, who worked for Lister Croft, Wakefield, banned from working for any further solicitors without written consent from Law Society and ordered to pay u727 costs. Tribunal told Tennant received a suspended two year jail sentence at Wakefield Crown Court on October 16, 1992, for theft. Sentence imposed after she […]

Would-be Bar students lose CLE battle

Four students rejected from Bar School have lost their legal battle against the Council for Legal Education’s selection process. They brought judicial review proceedings against the CLE on the grounds that the selection process was flawed because it failed to take into account degree results and post-graduate qualifications. A CLE spokesman said after the hearing: […]

Court puts accident line rival on hold

A Law firm has been forced to suspend its new accident line service after being accused of deliberately trying to poach Law Society clients. The Sunderland-based practice was operating a freephone service with “a confusingly similar” number to the recently-launched Accident Line. But court action brought by the society last week forced the firm to […]

MCC's multi-million bills

FEES for the UK lawyers acting for the Maxwell administration – mainly Norton Rose and Herbert Smith – have come to $12 million, so far. US lawyers’ fees, largely for Millbank Tweed, were $10 million. The figures were revealed as the second report was issued to Maxwell Communication Corporation (MCC) creditors, by administrators Price Waterhouse. […]

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