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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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Merger conflicts drive more partners from Shaw Pittman

Nine more partners are leaving Shaw Pittman following the five that left last week as the firm rapidly weeds out those conflicted by, or not enamoured with, the firm’s merger with Pillsbury Winthrop As first revealed on www.thelawyer.com (10 March), Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) is the chief beneficiary, taking a group of six partners, including […]

ABN’s new legal chief set to roll out law firm panel overhaul

ABN Amro is poised to launch a full-scale review of its law firm roster following the appointment of the Dutch investment bank’s new legal chief last year. The panel review will be led by ABN’s new global head of legal John Collins, who succeeded Laurie Adams in October 2004. Adams quit ABN last September to […]

ABN’s new legal chief set to roll out law firm panel overhaul

ABN Amro is poised to launch a full-scale review of its law firm roster following the appointment of the Dutch investment bank’s new legal chief last year. The panel review will be led by ABN’s new global head of legal John Collins, who succeeded Laurie Adams in October 2004. Adams quit ABN last September to […]

The work-life quiz

Len Goodrich, head of property, Lewis Silkin What was your first ever job? Recycling ammunition boxes for a Ministry of Defence contractor during the 1970 summer school holidays. No health and safety controls there. What was your worst experience as a trainee? Returning from a completion with the money and the deeds. Where’s the best […]

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