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Canadian product stewardship and epr: a review of 2021 and beyond

Provincial governments (and non-governmental agencies) have been busy implementing various innovative waste management programs to divert waste away from landfills. In 2021, important changes were implemented across all product categories, including tires, batteries, electronic products, packaging and printed paper, beverage containers, and hazardous and special products. Key changes include: i) new programs in jurisdictions that formerly did not have programs, ii) expanded product lists for existing programs, iii) shifts from product stewardship models to extended producer responsibility (“EPR”) models, and iv) expanded regulatory enforcement mechanisms and activity.

Future of work: Future of flexibility

Without doubt, the traditional employment relationship has changed. Whilst the coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact, the changing nature of the employment relationship has been taking place for several years. But what does this mean for employers?

Domestic CCTV: are you compliant?

The use of smart security devices and domestic CCTV systems is becoming increasingly common. If you use security cameras and similar devices in your home, data protection law may apply and it’s important to know your legal obligations.


Group tackles Law Society complaints

The Association of Legal Technology Suppliers (Alts) met last week to discuss accusations made by the Law Society against a number of its members. Alts chair John Meehan, of Management Support Systems, said: “The association has become stronger in the face of some of the Law Society’s accusations that suppliers are not doing their job […]


Solicitors have been accused of favouring masonic barristers and conspiring with clients and police officers to unfairly influence cases. It is alleged that there are masonic law firms to which freemason-solicitors gravitate. Sir John Welch, a freemason since the mid-1950s, is a property partner with Covent Garden law firm Wedlake Bell. Twenty years ago, he […]

In brief: Mishcons trio heads to Goodman Derrick

Three lawyers have left prominent London firm Mishcon de Reya to join Goodman Derrick. Media and defamation solicitor Brian Hepworth moved over to the firm as a partner last week. He took with him Steven Shotnes as an associate and assistant Jason McCue. Hepworth’s clients include Central Television and Express Newspapers. Hepworth was named last […]

FT puts business information on-line

Financial Times Information has launched its new on-line product FT Discovery. Targeted at the corporate network user, the product has been designed for Windows and Windows 95 applications and can be accessed by telephone dial-up or the Internet. The service, either network or stand-alone PC-based, draws on information from the Financial Times Group’s intellectual property […]

End to eleventh hour evidence

A new High Court ruling demonstrates that courts intend to implement the Woolf recommendations and will block last-minute moves to introduce new evidence into actions if they are likely to delay the trial. This tough stance comes from a patent action in the High Court’s Chancery Division where Mr Justice Jacob refused to admit last […]

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