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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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EU pressured to remove barriers to foreign practitioners

The EU is considering a range of requests from foreign governments to liberalise the access to its legal professions under commitments it will make in a future World Trade Organization (WTO) deal, following the ongoing so-called Doha Development Round. WTO member countries have asked the EU to negotiate away restrictions on foreign legal specialists providing […]

Airtours lawyer is left luggage

Slaughter and May partner Malcolm Nicholson must have thought his name was burned on to the European Commission’s (EC) collective consciousness following his historic victory in Airtours, which ushered in the EC’s current reformist programme. However, at the EC merger control conference last week, the chairman of the panel discussing Airtours could not remember Nicholson’s […]

KLegal turns to the regions on back of KPMG

Accountancy-tied firm KLegal has initiated a new regional strategy to roll out multidisciplinary offerings from KPMG offices across the UK The move, focusing on niche practice areas, is a bid to capture work from existing KPMG mid-market and FTSE 350 regional clients. Top partners, including head of the intellectual property (IP) group James Hodgson, are […]

Lord Woolf admits ADR need rethink

The Lord Chief Justice Lord Woolf has admitted that his 1999 reforms have not gone “nearly far enough” Lord Woolf believes that his plans to encourage litigants to resolve disputes by alternative dispute resolution (ADR), the centrepiece of his reforms, is “going to take a substantial period of time until we get where we really […]

Morgan Cole insurance pair jump ship

Morgan Cole has lost two more insurance partners, just months after expelling its highly-rated head of insurance from the partnership over his plans to set up his own firm The news also follows the firm’s split with London market insurance practice Fishburn Boxer. The latest to leave the firm is Mark Fanning, who headed Morgan […]

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