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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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Legal aid climate puts paid to Peel Court

Manchester-based common law set Peel Court Chambers, headed by Northern Circuit leader Richard Marks QC, is to ­disband as a result of the legal aid crisis. Manchester-based common law set Peel Court Chambers, ;headed ;by Northern Circuit leader Richard Marks QC, is to ­disband as a result of the legal aid crisis.The chambers, which at the time […]

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Davenport Lyons has acted for yacht brokerage company Yachting Partners International (YPI) in its sale to BRS Yachting. YPI founder Alexander Braden will continue to co-manage YPI. Corporate partner Paul Toolan led the team acting on behalf of Braden, while BRS brought in a team from ­Holman Fenwick Willan.

Ofgem brings in 20 Essex Street barrister

Energy watchdog Ofgem has recruited 20 Essex Street barrister Colleen Hanley as the second-in-command of its legal team. Hanley, who was called to the bar in 2003 and who took tenancy at 20 Essex Street a year later, will replace Ruth Ashworth, who is moving to the policy and strategy unit at the Office of […]

Loan market turmoil sets parties scrambling to re-read the boilerplate

The last month’s upheavals in the credit markets are “seismic”. And with each new tectonic shift in the world’s financial map, lenders, borrowers, and agent banks have been closely re-reading the “boilerplate” provisions of the typical US credit agreement. The last month’s upheavals in the credit markets are “seismic”. And with each new tectonic shift […]

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