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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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Watson Burton targets employment growth

New partner to strengthen employment team and build up advocacy practice for employment tribunals North East firm Watson Burton has bolstered its employment practice with the hire of Chris Graham, a partner at Leeds-based Ford & Warren.Graham’s focus is on the transport sector. He brings many years experience acting for haulage companies and bus and […]

Asbestos: why are UK courts so hard on its victims?

Two cases, two very different stories. Brendan Malkin finds the US putting the UK to shame Troubled engineering group ABB has put aside almost $1bn (£642.3m) to cover asbestos litigation liabilities in the US arising from subsidiary Combustion Engineering (CE). ABB is now considering placing CE into voluntary bankruptcy. Another US company, Federal-Mogul, has considerable […]

Law Soc aids death threat judge in Brazil

The Law Society has intervened in the case of a recently appointed Brazilian judge who has found his life in danger after attempting to combat corruption Dr Cristiano Arantes e Silva has been the sole district judge of the Xinguara region since April. His house has been shot at, defamatory letters have circulated through his […]

Clarification

In the 28 October issue, it was incorrectly reported that Beachcroft Wansbroughs was guilty of overcharging Islington & Shoreditch Housing Association (ISHA) and ordered to repay fees. We would like to clarify that the firm accepted that it could not prove compliance with Rule 15 and reached an amicable settlement directly with ISHA.

Mishcons in £84K dispute with client

West End firm Mishcon de Reya is suing client Breasy Medical Equipment for almost £84,000 in a dispute relating to unpaid bills. The Lawyer understands that the London company has allegedly failed to pay the firm a total of £83,926.61 for legal fees in connection with property litigation advice. Mishcons declined to comment. Husnara Begum

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