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Canada amends Cannabis Act to include First Nations

By Cam Cameron On September, 27, 2018, Bill-36 (the Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018) was introduced by the Ontario government. If passed, it will, inter alia, enact the Cannabis License Act, 2018, and amend the Cannabis Act, 2017 as well as the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation Act, 2017. We anticipate that First Nations will generally […]

Canada: Cannabis brand launch checklist

By Natalie S. Rizkalla-Kamel, Monique M. Couture With the legalization of recreational cannabis set for October 17, 2018, cannabis companies are flooding the Canadian trademarks register with an array of new trademark applications. In 2018 alone, over 1700 trademark applications were filed in the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) in association with goods and services containing the […]

Where we are now with e-conveyancing and electronic mortgage deeds?

By Christina Gill In a consultation paper published in August 2018 the Law Commission has sought to address legal uncertainty surrounding the electronic execution of documents, which is causing practical problems in today’s fast-paced, technology-driven business world. For example, whilst basic contracts can be validly formed without any documentation or formality, other contracts and legal documents must comply with […]

Guide to implement new internship rules in Romania

By Amalia Surugiu, Amalia Surugiu The internship contract is an alternative tool by which a company provides a student or trainee the opportunity to work in the company to gain theoretical and practical knowledge in a specific field, with a view to possible employment after the internship is complete. The template documents necessary to put […]

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Anthony Michael Bertin, 44, admitted 1976, practised in partnership as Bertin Ware & Associates, Folkestone, Kent, reprimanded and ordered to pay £797 costs. Allegations substantiated he failed to comply with direction of Solicitors Complaints Bureau. Arthur Giles Irving Wontner, 60, admitted 1969, practised as Wontner & Sons, London WC2, fined £2,000 and ordered to pay […]

In brief: DPP to deliver Fawcett lecture on equality

Director of Public Prosecutions Barbara Mills QC will be answering the intriguing question “What does a woman want?” when she delivers the Second Fawcett Library Lecture. Mills will examine the barriers to making equal opportunities at work a reality for women, and what is being done by the Civil Service and the CPS in particular […]

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Lawyers for council tenants labelled “morally deplorable”

Lawyers representing council housing tenants have been accused of applying for funds to the Legal Aid Board before informing council landlords of disrepair problems in a effort to ensure they get paid. Tameside Metropolitan Borough solicitor Jo Bezzano has complained about the practice to the Legal Aid Board, saying tenants’ lawyers are keen to go […]

Booth and Moore take key roles in Graduate Law Fair

CHERIE Booth QC and Brian Moore are to play key roles in this week’s Graduate Law Fair, organised by The Lawyer. Thousands of tickets have been sent out for the fair, which takes place at the Barbican on Wednesday and Thursday. The event will boast 64 stands manned by law firms, chambers, colleges and lawyers’ […]

Poland rule change eases access for foreign firms

London-Based Edmonds Bowen & Company has recruited international specialist Hans Marcus from the London office of Pritchard Englefield. The English-qualified solicitor specialises in compensation law in East Germany and handles general international work. He had been with Pritchard Englefield for 26 years. “I am happier in a small firm,” said Marcus. “You can give a […]

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