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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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BLG loses regulatory partner to Bakers

Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) regulatory partner Ian Mason has quit the firm for Baker & McKenzie in a move that will strike a blow to BLG’s new management line-up. Mason joined BLG in 2006 from the FSA, where he headed the wholesale group of the enforcement division for two of his six years with […]

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Irwin Mitchell in Telegraph link-up

Irwin Mitchell has signed a deal with Telegraph Media Group (TMG) that will see the paper offering legal ­services to readers. The firm has traditionally offered commoditised legal services through major insurers such as Aviva and LV, but this is the first time it has signed up a media outlet as a distribution channel. Irwin […]

No more ‘One’ at One Temple Gardens

London set One Temple Gardens has rebranded as Temple Gardens Chambers after expanding into new offices. Head of chambers Nigel Wilkinson QC said that, having outgrown its base and failed to find appropriate premises outside the Temple, the set had decided to split its administrative function from members’ offices by putting the clerks’ room and […]

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Olswang kicks off promotions round with two new partners

Olswang has promoted two associates to its partnership, the same number as in 2009 but eight fewer than in 2008. Berlin-based finance specialist Claudia Hard joined Olswang in 2009 as an associate from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Her practicefocuses particularly on real estate, corporate and project finance matters. London-based litigator Ian Felstead has been with Olswang […]

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