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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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Nabarro Nathanson has won a client in leading global US venture capitalist Cres-cendo Ventures on its investments in UK start-up comp- anies. Nabarros advised Cres-cendo, which was in a consortium with venture capitalist 3i Group, on a £5.5m injection of capital into BreakerTech, an IT company which develops and sells e-commerce management software. Nabarros corporate […]

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New York firm Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson is forming an alliance with Canada’s biggest law firm McCarthy Tetrault. The cross-border link-up is the first between two top-tier North American practices, according to the firms, and will concentrate on capital markets, corporate finance and M&A transactions. The alliance is not a first step towards […]

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In a unanimous judgment the Court of Appeal has reviewed general damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity. Included in the Law Commission report number 257 was a recommendation that the level of damages for non-pecuniary loss in personal injury cases should be increased. The commission had recommended that there be an increase of […]

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