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New opportunity for permanent residency in Alberta

By Krista Schofer The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) recently announced highly anticipated changes to its permanent residency program. Effective June 14, 2018, the Alberta Opportunity Stream (AOS) is available as a potential path to permanent residency in the province. The AOS replaces the Employer-Driven Stream and Strategic Recruitment Stream under the AINP. The AOS […]

Global skills strategy update GTS occupations list

By Lesley A Love The Global Skills Strategy is a pilot project launched by IRCC in June 2017. The program is designed to give Canadian employers quicker access to highly qualified global talent. Changes were recently announced to one part of the GSS, as outlined below. Employers using the program should be aware of these changes…

All fair in love, war and commerce

By Jonathan Haydn-Williams The traditional position under the contract law of England and Wales (which I shall, with no disrespect to Wales, refer to as ‘English’ law) has been that, save for contracts giving rise to a fiduciary relationship (eg a contract between agent and principal), a duty of good faith in the performance of […]

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Couderts suffers further staff losses

THE REVOLVING door at Coudert Brothers has turned again with three associates, including newly-recruited UK tax specialist James Benger, quitting to form their own firm. Michael Chissick, who started with Couderts three years ago, and former Clifford Chance lawyer Claire Nelson, who joined in June, opened as Nelson Chissick last week. Benger, who also joined […]

West case shares OJ system

Helen Sage reports Official court reporters at the Rosemary West case are using the same transcription system as those used in the OJ Simpson trial. Case View for Windows is provided by W Lloyd Woodland at Winchester Crown Court, making it the first time the Windows-based product has been used for a major trial in […]

Avon challenges tendering bias ruling

A challenge by Avon County Council to a ruling that it was guilty of discrimination in its handling of five tenders for waste disposal contracts is now imminent. In January last year the Appeal Court over-ruled an earlier High Court decision and quashed the council’s decision, ruling that unsuccessful waste disposal tenderer Terry Adams had […]

In brief: Theodore Goddard comes clean

City firm Theodore Goddard has come top in the Clean City Awards. Organised by the Corporation of London, the awards are designed to encourage businesses to look at how they manage their waste and help make the City a safer, cleaner and more pleasant place. Receiving the award at a Guildhall ceremony, Simon Stubbings, managing […]

Residents protect properties

Six Surrey home owners and their legal team are celebrating a High Court victory even though they failed in the main aim of their action. Nevertheless, the case has important implications for the ‘care in the community’ programme with its emphasis on moving mentally handicapped patients from hospitals to sheltered community housing. The group of […]

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