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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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Elizabeth Davidson reports THE SPECIALIST tax set Gray’s Inn Chambers has launched a case reporting service on the internet. The Tax Case Reporting Service, launched by the chambers on 15 July, will make the results of some tax cases available within half an hour of a decision being reached. Initially it will only include details […]

Pensions Ombudsman slams Robin Ellison

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EC urges Taiwan to relax rules

The European Commission is pressing for greater rights of access for foreign lawyers in Taiwan, as part of its negotiations over the country’s accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The move is backed by the Law Society, which wants to see the strict regulations for foreign lawyers practising in Taiwan relaxed. Although foreign lawyers […]

Wilkinsons agrees Eversheds merger

Newcastle firm Wilkinson Maughan has agreed to be taken over by Eversheds, creating the largest firm in the north east. But it is understood that at least half Wilkinsons equity partners may become salaried, and one source at Wilkinsons said the merger was only agreed after its company law department threatened to join Eversheds on […]

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