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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.

Simplify legal holds with Everlaw

Are you still manually tracking your legal holds with spreadsheets, emails and notices written from scratch? To boost accuracy, efficiency and compliance, you might want to consider automating your legal hold process.

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Cadwalader’s Beijing head defects to A&O

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has suffered its first partner defection since it laid off 96 people in July (as reported by The Lawyer 30 July). The firm’s Beijing managing partner Mark Roppel, who has headed the office since 2006, is set to join Allen & Overy‘s (A&O) Shanghai corporate practice on 1 September. While he […]

Go East

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