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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Expect more amazing revelations from Middlesex Guildhall Crown Court, where three members of a betting syndicate are alleged to have conspired to sabotage Premiership football matches by bribing a security guard at Charlton’s home turf, The Valley, to let them fit a remote control device to flood the pitch with darkness halfway through a match.

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Three months ago, the completion of Whitbread’s £2.8bn attempt to buy the Allied Domecq retailing arm seemed assured. The deal, which would have given Whitbread 3,500 of Allied’s pubs, appeared to be finalised, with the two sides advised by top City firms Clifford Chance and Linklaters & Alliance respectively. Both sides were fighting to meet […]

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Leading Manchester set 8 King Street has appointed a former managing director of a bank as its first chambers director. Hugh Baird, previously managing director of Frizzell Bank, has been hired to head up the management and strategic development of the set. His experience includes four years as a banking consultant advising on business re-engineering […]

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