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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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Barrister helps TV dramas keep it real

Despite witnessing the real drama of the courtroom, sole practitioner criminal barrister Emily Culverhouse satisfies her love of amateur dramatics by advising on – and even acting in – some top TV dramas. Judge John Deed, The Bill and Belle du Jour are just a few of the programmes she has been involved with, advising […]

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So, ladies and gentlemen, we turn this afternoon to the conjugation of referral fees, thus: We are operating within the current framework. You are drumming up business. They indulge in shabby practices. Yes, just like a dodgy whiplash claim, the debate over referral fees – where insurance companies sell on accident details to PI lawyers […]

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Dickie Dees to launch in Leeds with transfer of entire York office

Newcastle-headquartered firm Dickinson Dees is to launch an office in Leeds, transferring everyone in its York base in the process. The firm, which launched in York via the 2007 acquisition of corporate firm Philip Ashworth & Co, is to close its York office at the end of this year, when it will move into as-yet […]

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