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New opportunity for permanent residency in Alberta

By Krista Schofer The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) recently announced highly anticipated changes to its permanent residency program. Effective June 14, 2018, the Alberta Opportunity Stream (AOS) is available as a potential path to permanent residency in the province. The AOS replaces the Employer-Driven Stream and Strategic Recruitment Stream under the AINP. The AOS […]

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 […]

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Hunton & Williams is to make London and its new Los Angeles (LA) offices the axis for its Asian work as the US firm looks to expand its presence in the region. Firm chairman Thurston Moore told The Lawyer: “London and Los Angeles are going to be very important for our Asian operations – they’ll […]

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Mace & Jones hires non-lawyer chairman

North West firm Mace & Jones has hired the former chief executive of financial services firm Rathbone Brothers as its first-ever non-lawyer chairman. Roy Morris joins the firm in the newly created role to help further its growth across the region. He is currently a non-executive director at Rathbone, having previously been its managing director […]

Firms fail to learn with boom and bust recruitment

The summer is traditionally the time that work levels drop off and managing partners, along with everyone else, head to the beach. This year, however, The Lawyer reported on 7 August that, not only was there barely a falling off of work, there was also a chronic shortage of corporate assistants to service the unprecedented […]

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