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Bill 64 marks a new direction in Quebec privacy law — Key takeaways for businesses

On September 22, 2021, the Quebec government adopted Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information, enacting significant changes to the requirements governing the use and protection of personal information under various statutes, including notably the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector and the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information.

Incentivising staff in a green economy: green benefits

Environmental, social and governance factors (ESG) alongside sustainability are hot topics in business right now. Employees are increasingly scrutinising what employers are doing to promote sustainability, not least in the benefits they offer.

How does the UK PPA market need to innovate?

In this podcast, Gowling joins leading global infrastructure and renewables market analysts Inspiratia to discuss innovation in the UK power purchase agreement (PPA) market, and whether the prices we see today are transitionary and if so, how PPAs can make such prices sustainable and meet the ever-changing needs of both offtakers and sellers.



Essex and Southend authorities begin roll-out of shared legal managers

Essex County Council’s (ECC) and Southend Council have hired their first-ever joint manager as part of a scheme that will see four authorities work as one practice. Childcare lawyer Dorothy Simon, currently head of legal for Haringey Council’s social care team, will head the childcare teams at ECC and Southend from 8 May. The role […]

Paul Roberts

Forsters sees turnover rise despite ‘uncertain market’

Mayfair firm Forsters has posted a 13 per cent rise in turnover for the 2011-12 financial year. Revenue at the firm, which focuses on property and private client work, was £28m for the year ending 31 March 2012, up from £25m in 2010-11 (or £24.72m, according to its LLP accounts). Profit per equity partner (PEP) […]


Former Halliwells fixed-share partners query BDO’s impartiality

A group of former Halliwells fixed-share partners have questioned the impartiality of the failed firm’s administrators, claiming they previously benefited “from the most lucrative referral opportunities which Halliwells had”. The news comes as the group of former fixed-share partners continue to mull action against the former equity partners (17 October 2011). According to documents filed […]

Case of the week: Legal profession

Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) v Rahman. Unreported. Queen’s Bench Division (Administrative Court). Holman J. 4 April 2012   The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) had been excessively lenient in imposing a 12-month suspension on a solicitor who had forged letters from his former law firm in support of a fraudulent insurance claim. The only appropriate sanction […]

Mort Pierce

Exclusive: Dewey rainmaker Mort Pierce set to quit for White & Case

Dewey & LeBoeuf corporate star Mort Pierce is leaving the firm to join White & Case with a team of up to 10 partners. The defection will be one of the most damaging departures yet to hit the struggling US firm. Pierce, arguably the firm’s top M&A rainmaker, told The Lawyer that he could not […]

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