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Canada: Changes to daily operations under amended Occupational Health and Safety Act

On June 1, 2018, amendments to Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act came into force, significantly expanding the nature of the health and safety obligations owed by employers and businesses in Alberta. This article focuses on one of the areas in which changes have been made: the changes to day-to-day operations of an employer to […]

GDPR: A pension trustee’s ongoing obligations

After months of preparing for GDPR, unfortunately the work does not stop now that the regulation has been implemented. Elements of the GDPR will require ongoing review and action. See our checklist below to make sure you are up to speed with your ongoing trustee GDPR obligations…

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Privatisations and real estate offer optimism, as Portugal sets off on the long, hard road to recovery Last month Portugal announced its budget for 2014, showing GDP increasing by 0.8 per cent, the first sign of growth in the country since 2010. “Things will improve in 2014 – public spending is under control and the […]

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One of the main Jackson reforms to affect civil litigation, which came into force in April 2013, was the abolition of the recoverability of after-the-event (ATE) insurance premiums and success fees in conditional fee agreements (CFAs) from the losing (paying) party. This applies to ATE policies and CFAs entered into after 1 April, save in relation […]

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