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Focus on Northern Ireland

As with other parts of the UK, the last 18 months have seen a period of exceptional market activity in the living sector in Northern Ireland, despite the economic challenges of Covid. Much of that activity has in fact been driven by the societal challenges and behavioural shifts brought about by the pandemic.

Canadian ESG for investors and lenders

Gowling WLG and Export Development Canada hosted an engaging virtual panel discussion focused on Canadian ESG in investing and lending. The panel touches on ESG in the context of our current market, as well as key considerations and upcoming developments in Canadian ESG.

Is this the end of rugby as we know it?

In the summer, new guidance was introduced for professional and amateur footballers to reduce the number of headers allowed in training and in use during a game. This followed an investigation into the impact of this move on the long term brain health of football players and a potential link to brain damage was raised.

Supreme Court of Canada on contract interpretation: Lessons from Corner Brook (City) v. Bailey

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision in Corner Brook (City) v. Bailey provides helpful clarification and direction respecting the interpretations of contracts. The case arises in the context of the interpretation of a release. However, it has significantly broader application and reaffirms the contextual approach to the interpretation of contracts previously articulated in the SCC’s 2014 decision in Sattva.

Predatory marriage conference

Earlier this month, The Institute for Policy and Engagement at the University of Nottingham ran an in-depth virtual conference discussing the need for action on the issues surrounding predatory marriage.



Let me be your fantasy

Let me be your fantasy 22-August-2008The Lawyer is joining the rest of its UK readers on holiday on Monday so you won’t receive the paper or Lawyer News Daily, but we’ll be back in your inbox on Tuesday and back on your desk on Monday 1 September. The Lawyer is joining the rest of its […]


Bevan Brittan chief exec voted out; new profit plan

Bevan Brittan chief exec voted out; new profit plan” />Bevan Brittan’s Stuart Whitfield is to be replaced as chief executive and replaced by non-lawyer Andrew Manning after the partnership voted him out of the position. The Lawyer revealed in July how a four partner committee was tasked with coming up with restructuring plan and proposed […]

Field Fisher boosts IP disputes with DLA hire

DLA Piper has been hit by the loss of an IT litigator less than a month after making five redundant in its technology, media and communications group. Partner Andrew Dodd has left the firm to join Field Fisher Waterhouse in the IP and technology dispute resolution group. He takes up the post on 8 September. […]

Orrick taps Mayer Brown for restructuring push

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has hired Mayer Brown‘s global restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency co-chair for its New York office. Raniero D’Aversa has joined the firm as a partner to head the New York creditors’ rights and bankruptcy practice. Mark Fennessy, a partner in the firm’s London creditors’ rights and bankruptcy practice, said: “We are very […]

News Corp appoints European legal chief

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation has transferred one of its most senior lawyers from New York to London to take on the role of European and Asian legal chief. News Corp appointed Jeffrey Palker to the role of senior vice-president, business and legal affairs, Europe and Asia today (27 August). Palker will report to the chief […]

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