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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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LawGroup launches mediation register

A register of lawyers trained in mediation was launched last week at the Law Society by LawGroup, the national network of more than 70 legal practices. LawGroup is one of the main providers of training courses in mediation for lawyers it has already trained more than 250 lawyers. The group’s director of mediation studies, Lisa […]

In brief: Arthur Andersen appoints Euro supremo

Arthur Andersen has appointed a new European legal head as part of a shake-up of the management of its legal network. Nick Prentice, the former head of the firm’s UK tax and legal practice, has had his brief expanded to cover the whole of Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa. He will take over […]

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