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Focus on Northern Ireland

As with other parts of the UK, the last 18 months have seen a period of exceptional market activity in the living sector in Northern Ireland, despite the economic challenges of Covid. Much of that activity has in fact been driven by the societal challenges and behavioural shifts brought about by the pandemic.

Canadian ESG for investors and lenders

Gowling WLG and Export Development Canada hosted an engaging virtual panel discussion focused on Canadian ESG in investing and lending. The panel touches on ESG in the context of our current market, as well as key considerations and upcoming developments in Canadian ESG.

Is this the end of rugby as we know it?

In the summer, new guidance was introduced for professional and amateur footballers to reduce the number of headers allowed in training and in use during a game. This followed an investigation into the impact of this move on the long term brain health of football players and a potential link to brain damage was raised.

Supreme Court of Canada on contract interpretation: Lessons from Corner Brook (City) v. Bailey

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision in Corner Brook (City) v. Bailey provides helpful clarification and direction respecting the interpretations of contracts. The case arises in the context of the interpretation of a release. However, it has significantly broader application and reaffirms the contextual approach to the interpretation of contracts previously articulated in the SCC’s 2014 decision in Sattva.

Predatory marriage conference

Earlier this month, The Institute for Policy and Engagement at the University of Nottingham ran an in-depth virtual conference discussing the need for action on the issues surrounding predatory marriage.

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Schoenherr is announcing the promotion of Austria IP lawyer Michael Woller and Czech corporate/M&A expert Vladimír Čížek to contract partner. Owing to their exceptional legal expertise and business acumen, both long-term Schoenherr lawyers joined the ranks of contract partners as of 1 February 2018. Commenting on the promotions, Schoenherr managing partner Michael Lagler said: “Both Michael and […]

Second Deepcut inquest into the death of Sean Benton commences

Bridget Dolan QC and Jamie Mathieson are acting as ‘Counsel to the Inquest’ at the fresh inquest into the death of Private Sean Benton at Deepcut barracks in Surrey in 1995. The ‘Nominated Judge’ Coroner, HH Peter Rook QC, will hear evidence from over 150 witnesses in sittings that will run from January to Easter 2018. John Beggs […]

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Taylor Wessing gender pay gap: Men get 33% more than women

Taylor Wessing has reported that men receive 33 per cent more hourly pay than their female counterparts on a median basis. The mean hourly pay gap figure for the firm is a lot lower at 13.5 per cent. 50 per cent of female employees at the firm received a bonus during the last financial year, […]

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