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What do employers need to know about whistleblowing policies?

By Antonia Blackwell In this instalment of our ‘Breaking Down the Handbook’ series, we look at whistleblowing policies, why they are needed, what they should contain and what traps employers need to avoid. What does whistleblowing mean?

I’m divorced, that’s it, right?

By Miranda Nairn There is a common misconception that once in possession of a decree absolute (the final decree dissolving a marriage), your divorce is done and dusted and you and your ex-spouse can walk off into the sunset, in opposite directions, never to see or hear from each other again. In fact, unless you […]

Serbia: The law on financial collaterals

On 8 June 2018, the Serbian Parliament adopted the Law on Financial Collateral (“FC Law”) which will become applicable on 1 January 2019. Financial agreements that are not fulfilled by 1 January 2019 will be implemented pursuant to the rules that were in force before that date. Simultaneously, the Insolvency Law (“Insolvency Law”) was amended […]

New mandatory breach reporting under the Alberta Health Information Act

By Krista Schofer Alberta’s Health Information Act (HIA) outlines the rules for the collection, use and disclosure of health information that is in the custody or under the control of a “custodian” — a defined term in the HIA, which includes Alberta Health Services and health professionals such as physicians and dentists who are regulated […]

Investigative powers under Alberta’s new OHS Act

By Maxell Brunette, Alison Gray and Bruce Graham On June 1, 2018, amendments to Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (the “New 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 […]

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College of Law picks female directors

The College of Law has appointed two women directors of college branches – the first in its 33 year history. Last week’s appointments follow recent figures which show that a third of practising solicitors are women. Latest government statistics, from 1994, show that well over half of law graduates are women. (These figures do not […]

Investors put swindle claim to High Court

Judgment is expected later this year in a mammoth High Court action which began on the first day of the current law term and which trains the legal spotlight on the world of international accountancy. In the case currently before Mr Justice Dyson, the international accountancy organisation Clark Kenneth Leventhall faces a multi-million pound claim […]

Case of moral bankruptcy?

I note your recent leader (The Lawyer 23 January) on euthanasia and the advocacy by the legal profession of immoral legislation in this country. Many pundits are now decrying the moral disintegration of our society and blaming politicians and lack of money. It is nothing to do with money, but organisations such as the Law […]

Labour councillor drops eight-year libel

A LABOUR councillor who issued over 20 libel writs with Derbyshire County Council has finally dropped an eight-year libel action against a Conservative MP. Prolific litigator David Bookbinder has dropped an appeal against a High Court judgment that he had not been libelled by Amber Valley Conservative MP Philip Oppenheim during the 1987 general election […]

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