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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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Property developers in taxing dispute

The Redrow Group has been given leave to take its case against the VAT men to the House of Lords, reports Roger Pearson. A long-running battle between property developer the Redrow Group and Customs & Excise over the VAT status of a vital element of a property incentive purchase scheme is to go to the […]

Milbank Tweed

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy has taken on Oren Azar, an associate from the Singapore office of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, to join the US firm’s office in the city. Azar joins as a partner in its corporate finance practice. Milbank Tweed chairman Mel Immergut said: “His partnership is timely as the firm […]

Bound by injunctions

Matthew Thompson, Timothy Le Cocq and Kerry Lawrence on how Jersey is dealing with attempts to hide assets. Matthew Thompson and Timothy Le Cocq are partners and Kerry Lawrence is a barrister at Jersey law firm Ogier & Le Masurier. A recent chain of decisions in Jersey relating to Mareva injunctions illustrates how the Jersey […]

In brief: Windfall boosts LCF's legal service bid

The Law Centres Federation has received a National Lottery grant for new technology which could boost its bid to front the Government’s proposed community legal service. The £188,000 windfall will be used to install a computer, with modem and e-mail services in all 52 law centres.

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Last year’s winner of the prestigious Legal Personality of the Year Award, Cherie Booth QC, is to join the judging panel for the fourth annual The Lawyer/Hifal awards to be held on 25 June. Booth will be among a distinguished panel of legal luminaries judging 21 separate awards which will be presented at a ceremony […]

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