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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.


Passage to India

Clyde, the orangutan star of Clint Eastwood’s Brechtian social commentary vehicle Every Which Way But Loose, won the hearts of audiences worldwide in the late 1970s by his ability to ’flip the bird’ at his easily-riled biker pursuants. It would be wrong to say that the hairy orange ssuperstar’s namesake law firm Clyde & Co […]

CC, Hogan Lovells, Travers act on Barclays’ acquisition of The Mill

Clifford Chance, Hogan Lovells and Travers Smith secured the top mandates on Barclays Private Equity’s (BPE) £119m acquisition of post-production business The Mill. Global private equity head David Walker led the ­Clifford Chance team acting for ­longstanding client BPE alongside banking and finance partner James ­Butters. Travers Smith acted for seller The Carlyle Group, fielding a team […]

Slaughters’ sports practice: more for show than dough

Elite firm appreciates the value of backing a winning sports team. By Gavriel Hollander When Stan Kroenke made his ­initial investment in Arsenal FC back in 2007, Gunners chairman Peter Hill-Wood famously said he did not want “these type of people” involved in the running of possibly England’s most traditional club. It is no coincidence, […]

Coronation treat at Simmons

The mothballs are coming off the bunting and the country is engaged in some feverish polishing of its best silver as the biggest street party for a generation is set to get underway. Yes, that’s right. Simmons & Simmons has elected Colin Passmore as its new senior partner (see story). Passmore will officially be handed […]


Sumption, Wilson confirmed as new Supreme Court justices

The Supreme Court has confirmed the appointment of Jonathan Sumption QC as one of two new justices for the UK’s highest court. The Supreme Court has confirmed the appointment of Jonathan Sumption QC as one of two new justices for the UK’s highest court. As previously reported by The Lawyer (6 April 2011), Sumption’s appointment […]

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