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Global skills strategy update GTS occupations list

By Lesley A Love The Global Skills Strategy is a pilot project launched by IRCC in June 2017. The program is designed to give Canadian employers quicker access to highly qualified global talent. Changes were recently announced to one part of the GSS, as outlined below. Employers using the program should be aware of these changes…

All fair in love, war and commerce

By Jonathan Haydn-Williams The traditional position under the contract law of England and Wales (which I shall, with no disrespect to Wales, refer to as ‘English’ law) has been that, save for contracts giving rise to a fiduciary relationship (eg a contract between agent and principal), a duty of good faith in the performance of […]

Landlord’s threats of legal action amounted to harassment of tenant

The recent Court of Appeal decision in Metropolitan Housing Trust Ltd v Worthington (1) and Parkin (2) alerts landlords to the risk of their dealings with tenants amounting to unlawful harassment.  Housing Management and Litigation experts Karl Anders and Lucie Bryan explain and offer practical advice, which will be of particular interest for social housing providers […]

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Be an Auntie mentor

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Shearman shakes up Singapore

Shearman & Sterling has had a rejig in Singapore, transferring two partners, including Asian managing partner Whitney Pidot, to other jurisdictions, and relocating a third back into the Singapore office. Pidot, who will retain the title of Asian managing partner, is to relocate back to New York. He has been based in Singapore for two […]

Winston & Strawn’s plan for London finally realised

The former London managing partner at Morgan Lewis & Bockius has defected to Winston & Strawn in order to spearhead the Chicago firm’s much-anticipated move into the UK market. As first revealed on www.thelawyer.com/lawyernews on 28 May, US-qualified securities expert Thomas Benz, who spent 16 years at Morgan Lewis’s London office – six of which […]

Playing doctors

Tulkinghorn hears that some fragile souls at Clifford Chance are still reeling from an incident that involved a bit too much of the old global reaching. There they were idly bantering by the window, when one of them looked out and nearly dropped his coffee. Clearly visible in Barts Hospital was a couple going at […]

4 New Square loses civil liberties expert

Nick Brown has quit 4 New Square for Doughty Street Chambers to develop his civil liberties and clinical negligence practice. Brown’s broad-based professional liability practice has increasingly focused on clinical negligence and personal injury claims. He also developed a niche civil liberties practice. He is presently acting for Mumia Abu-Jamal, the prominent black activist on […]

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