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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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Hazel Wright on the extension of quia timet injunctions

The present policy of the Crown Prosecution Service not to prosecute for common assault, only supports the theory widely reported in the media, that a large proportion of the population lives in almost daily fear of violence. As the criminal courts will not help, increasingly I have found the civil courts a more effective forum. […]

In brief: Personal touch for personnel recruitment

A new legal recruitment consultancy has been set up by Hugh Kelly, former head of personnel at City firm Ashurst Morris Crisp. Kelly has co-founded Kellyfield Consulting with Mark Field, a former Freshfields corporate lawyer who has been working in recruitment with Quarry Dougall. Kelly says: “As a client in legal recruitment over the last […]

A&O loses Jamieson

Mark Jamieson has joined Moores Rowland Consulting as a senior manager responsible for professional firms. He has moved from Allen & Overy where he had been manager, practice management systems since 1992. At the City firm he was responsible for the selection and implementation of the Elite practice management system, which has been in operation […]

Judge pre-empts Taylor and cuts 'waffle' in record trial

A HIGH Court Judge took the first tentative steps to “cut the waffle” in the justice system, when he laid down time limits for the cross-examination of witnesses. Mr Justice Sedley, who pre-empted the recent practice direction of Lord Chief Justice Lord Taylor, set down rules to speed up proceedings in a protracted personal injury […]

Spotlight on courts

The new Courts Services agency and its first head Michael Huebner, according to the agency’s corporate plan, face the twin challenges of improving quality of service while closing the gap between civil business income and expenditure. But the programme for the agency is the standard government model of more efficiency through more cuts. Huebner says […]

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