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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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Manchester firm Vaudreys has been appointed to handle commercial litigation work for Refuge Assurance. The Wilmslow-based company began outsourcing legal work earlier this year when it offered Vaudreys its commercial property work. Now Vaudreys is recruiting two extra staff to cover the extra commercial litigation it has taken on. Refuge will retain its in-house legal […]

Apil business code receives welcome from members

Personal injury lawyers have responded positively to plans for a code of conduct for their group. According to the president of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (Apil), Caroline Harmer, the association has had entirely positive feedback from its members on the issue. Apil has been seriously considering a code for the past six months. […]

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Love IT or loathe it, there are few lawyers left who have not used IT – even if only a word processor. And, if Lord Woolf has his way, many more will be using computers in the near future. The final version of his report, Access to Justice, is scheduled for publication next month. If […]

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