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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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Judge on police bail for fraud

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Court Funding. Strategic Planning

Through the provisions of the Police and Magistrates Courts Act 1994, Parliament made Magistrates Courts Committees (MCCs) responsible for the efficient and effective administration of the magistrates courts in each of the 105 areas of England and Wales. And to that end, it required MCCs to think and plan strategically. However, the current funding method […]

Henriques to take top northern post

John Malpas reports RICHARD Henriques QC has been appointed leader of the northern circuit. Henriques, of Dean Court Chambers in Manchester’s Crown Square, takes over from Rodney Klevan QC, of nearby 18 St John Street. Klevan recently launched an unsuccessful bid to win the Bar Council vice-chairmanship. Henriques was selected after a ballot of the […]

In brief: Firm warns of student housing pitfalls

University housing officers have been told to review their student accommodation policies following an increase in the number of “house in multiple occupation” classifications being issued by local authorities. The Birmingham office of Martineau Johnson has warned that the classification – generally defined as a property occupied by people who do not form a single […]

Holborn set benefits from cheaper rent

A NEW chambers has officially opened up outside the Inns of Court boasting rent which works out a third cheaper than it was prior to the move. Vice-chancellor the Rt Hon Sir Richard Scott was on hand to open Holborn Chambers officially last week. The 24-member common law and criminal set, headed by Stuart Stevens, […]

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