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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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Ashurst beats rivals to corporate assistant haul

Ashurst has trumped its City rivals by securing the hire of eight corporate assistants, while a dearth of candidates leaves many of its competitors struggling to recruit. London head of corporate Roger Finbow said the silver circle firm had completed a recruitment drive for corporate assistants, securing the appointments of its full requirement of eight associates. As […]

1 Crown Office Row head stands down

One Crown Office Row will elect a new head of chambers this autumn after the long-serving Robert Seabrook QC stepped down from the role. Seabrook is standing down in October after 14 years as head of 1 Crown Office Row, which now has 87 tenants and a turnover of more than £13m. Seabrook told fellow […]

Post-SIF landscape sees fall in conveyancing claim numbers

The first five years of an open market for solicitors’ professional indemnity insurance saw a complete change in the claims environment, according to new research. Brokers Alexander Forbes compared the profile of claims against solicitors made under the Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF), which stopped taking new business in 2000, with the profile of claims made […]

First Chilean firm launches in London

Chilean firm FerradaNehme has opened a representative office in London, becoming the first Chilean firm to do so. The office is headed by managing associate Carolina Werner, and specialises in regulation and antitrust matters. Werner said the plan was to strengthen ties with UK firms and provide a flow of work back to Chile. The […]

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