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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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Herbert Smith finance head steps down

Herbert Smith’s head of finance Clive Barnard is standing down one year early after 10 years at the helm Barnard is being replaced by fellow partner Jason Fox, a renowned energy finance specialist, who is due to take over on 1 April. His appointment completes the line-up for Gold’s new management structure, which includes new […]

A&O loses energy partner

Allen & Overy (A&O) has been hit with another departure – the fourth partner exit to be revealed on the same day. Stuart Harray, a partner in A&O’s energy and utilities practice, has become the latest partner to quit the magic circle firm this week. Harray, who has been a partner at A&O since 1998 […]

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Insurers use the ‘compensation culture’ myth to help check the rise of legitimate PI claims As I write, my 18-year-old daughter is attending the funeral of one of her closest friends, killed in a minibus accident while on a gap year conservation project. While as yet the causes of the accident are not known, it […]

A&O securitisation star quits for Shearman

Shearman & Sterling has hired Allen & Overy securitisation partner Julian Tucker, just two weeks after the news that its former securitisation head Marke Raines is leaving the US firm at the end of this month. Tucker joins Shearman as head of its structured finance practice, taking the reins from Clifford Atkins. Shearman & Sterling […]

DAC raids Stephenson Harwood, Manches to bolster insurance group

Davies Arnold Cooper (DAC) has made two senior partner hires from Manches and Stephenson Harwood. Paul Howick, currently Stephenson Harwood’s head of insurance and reinsurance, will join DAC in April. His practice spans the insurance sector, shipping and energy, as well as corporate restructuring and insolvency. Meanwhile Manches partner Ross Risby has already moved to […]

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