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Government consults on changes to food allergen labelling

Working together, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Food Standards Agency have issued a consultation on proposed changes to food allergen labelling in order to enable consumers to be provided with the information they need to make safe food choices.

New Canadian temporary immigration options under the CPTPP

The purpose of the CPTPP is to facilitate market access, investment opportunities and trade amongst the parties. Of interest from an immigration standpoint, the CPTPP contains new temporary immigration options for citizens of member countries. From a Canadian perspective, the immigration provisions are aimed at increasing opportunities to support economic growth for Canadians and Canadian […]

Cryptocurrency in Romania. A go or a no-go?

In Romania, authorities are yet to create the legal framework that would regulate the taxation of activities related to cryptocurrency. This legislative gap leaves plenty of room for tax avoidance, as even the most well-intentioned taxpayers lack the tools to understand what taxes they need to pay in relation to their cryptocurrency trading. What are […]

Discussing aboriginal law in Canada with Best Lawyers

This article was originally published in Best Lawyers and has been republished with permission. Jaimie Lickers and Maxime Faille, attorneys specializing in Aboriginal Law at Gowling WLG in Canada, discuss the changing national attitude to Indigenous people’s history across the country and their firm’s significant cases in 2017 and 2018.

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Lovell White Durrant has expanded its Chicago office from 11 lawyers to 17 in the past three months. The latest recruit to Lovells’ niche reinsurance and consumer credit litigation practice in Chicago, which opened just under two years ago with the poaching of two partners from Chicago firm Sidley & Austin, is Anne Fortney. Joining […]

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Long-standing Wolverhampton firms Manby & Steward and Woolley Beavon have merged. Two of Woolley Beavon’s three partners will join seven other partners at the merged firm which will retain the name Manby & Steward. Woolley Beavon’s third partner, John Robbins, who has recently retired, will act as a consultant. It is Manby & Steward’s first […]

New law centre too noisy, say students

A prestigious new law faculty at Cambridge University has run into problems over “unwelcome” noise levels which students claim makes it difficult to work in. The university has commissioned an independent report to investigate the acoustics at the Cambridge University Law Faculty following the complaints about the building, designed by the architects Sir Norman Foster […]

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