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Canada: Changes to daily operations under amended Occupational Health and Safety Act

On June 1, 2018, amendments to Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act came into force, significantly expanding the nature of the health and safety obligations owed by employers and businesses in Alberta. This article focuses on one of the areas in which changes have been made: the changes to day-to-day operations of an employer to […]

GDPR: A pension trustee’s ongoing obligations

After months of preparing for GDPR, unfortunately the work does not stop now that the regulation has been implemented. Elements of the GDPR will require ongoing review and action. See our checklist below to make sure you are up to speed with your ongoing trustee GDPR obligations…

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Norton Rose’s collective investment scheme partners, Tim Marsden and Andrew Mitchell, and Warburg Dillon Read advised the £950m Mercury European Privatisation Trust (MEPT) on defending its position from short-term investor groups and others. The requisitionists were advised by investment funds partner Nigel Farr of Herbert Smith.

Somerfield appoints its first ever national panel

Somerfield is putting together its first national panel of law firms. The supermarket retailer, which has 1,200 stores and more than 30 warehouses and distribution centres across the UK, is appointing firms across the country to advise it. Previously it took advice from different firms on an ad hoc basis, but insiders say its recent […]

In brief: The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers has appointed three new members to its executive committee. They are: Paul Donnelly, a partner at Bournemouth practice, Andrew Isaacs; Mark Harvey from The Smith Llewelyn Partnership in Swansea and David Short, based at Lawford Kidd in Edinburgh.

Council chases bus profits

Hertfordshire County Council is taking London Regional Transport (LRT) to the High Court in a dispute over buses. The council claims that LRT agreed to pay profits and surpluses generated by cross-boundary bus services between Hertfordshire and Greater London. Now the council is seeking High Court declarations that LRT is bound to account for and […]

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