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Canadian product stewardship and epr: a review of 2021 and beyond

Provincial governments (and non-governmental agencies) have been busy implementing various innovative waste management programs to divert waste away from landfills. In 2021, important changes were implemented across all product categories, including tires, batteries, electronic products, packaging and printed paper, beverage containers, and hazardous and special products. Key changes include: i) new programs in jurisdictions that formerly did not have programs, ii) expanded product lists for existing programs, iii) shifts from product stewardship models to extended producer responsibility (“EPR”) models, and iv) expanded regulatory enforcement mechanisms and activity.

Future of work: Future of flexibility

Without doubt, the traditional employment relationship has changed. Whilst the coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact, the changing nature of the employment relationship has been taking place for several years. But what does this mean for employers?

Domestic CCTV: are you compliant?

The use of smart security devices and domestic CCTV systems is becoming increasingly common. If you use security cameras and similar devices in your home, data protection law may apply and it’s important to know your legal obligations.

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Barrister of the week: Gatehouse Chambers’ Nigel Jones QC

With 20 active cases and 17 legal teams to oversee, Nigel Jones QC has been dealing with a relentless stream of work, including appearances in the SKAT litigation, an insurance arbitration and a recent Supreme Court triumph for Pakistan International Airlines Corporation. It has been quite the year for the Gatehouse Chambers’ silk, who landed the […]

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BCLP hires D&I chief from Ashurst

BCLP has hired its first global head of diversity and recruitment, who will have a specific focus on recruitment. The firm has taken on Ashust’s head of diversity and resourcing Lloyd Stephenson. It is understood he will be responsible to ensure diversity and inclusion criteria are observed in every area of the firm, from graduate […]

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Roundtable: how lawyers can approach invisible diversity

Diversity and inclusion are hot on the agenda for law firms aiming to emerge from the pandemic more socially and environmentally conscious than ever. But those seeking to accelerate change must ask themselves: do inclusion initiatives go far enough? This discussion was at the centre of The Lawyer’s latest roundtable led by Stephenson Harwood litigation […]

Latham’s first trainees come of age in City-heavy partner promos

Latham & Watkins has promoted 44 associates to partner, with nine elevated in London. Effective from January 2022, the latest promotion round is a significant uptick from last year. In 2020, 33 were given the nod – representing a dip in the number of associates made up in London compared to previous years. These individuals […]

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