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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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Sayer takes over from Griggs at Ince & Co

NICHE shipping and insurance firm Ince & Co is to get a new senior partner. Richard Sayer is to take over at the head of the firm from Patrick Griggs at the end of next year. Griggs remains at the firm as a consultant and will stay a major player in the maritime law arena. […]

In brief: Beith to enlarge on Lib Dem policy

Liberal Democrat Home Affairs spokesman Alan Beith will address the annual dinner of the Liberal Democrat Lawyers Association at the National Liberal Club on 23 January. Beith, who was recently appointed to the post, will speak on current issues in the home affairs policy.

Irish Bar will vote in secret on Whelehan's readmission

HARRY Whelehan, the former Republic of Ireland Attorney General who resigned as Irish High Court president only a week after being appointed, has still not been readmitted to practise as a barrister despite the full backing of his profession. The Irish Bar Council, at Whelehan’s request, called a special meeting to amend its code of […]

Fundholding 'seriously flawed'

The Social Market Foundation’s “fundholders for justice” scheme for legal aid, currently being considered by the Government, is based on out-of-date statistics and contains “seriously flawed” analysis, says the Law Society. In a damning report, the society says the money-saving proposal would turn legal aid into “a lottery”. “Cash-limiting legal aid might be attractive to […]

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