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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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Election 97/women. New Labour, new legal challenge

Presuming Labour wins the coming General Election with an overall majority, the way the profession works and the income of its practitioners is likely be radically affected. One of Prime Minister Blair’s first appointments will be his Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine of Lairg. Paul Boateng would initially become minister for the Lord Chancellors Department, with […]

Election 97/women. Smashing the glass ceiling

While Lord Woolf captured the headlines at the third Woman Lawyer Conference in London this month with his proposals regarding a ‘fast track’ to the top for women, a remark from the floor passed relatively unnoticed. Alexandra Marks, a partner at Linklaters & Paines, announced that the City firm said it would shortly be implementing […]

Season of staff disruption over pay kicks off at Law Society

Accountants and investigative staff are set to follow the first strike in the Law Society’s 172-year history by a work-to-rule aimed at causing maximum disruption. On Monday the majority of the 45 staff at the society’s monitoring unit and investigation accountants department were due to go out on a one-day strike over pay, and not […]

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