World Mental Health Day: Common warning signs to look out for in colleagues

It can be difficult to spot the signs of mental ill health. Former City partner Richard Martin – who, following serious mental health illness changed career to advise workplaces on mental wellbeing – tells his story. 

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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.


Not like yesterday: Implementing a strategy can be a major challenge

In 9 AD, the Roman proconsul Quinctilius Varus returned to the Germanic provinces with three legions to suppress a tribal rebellion. He had done this successfully three years earlier – but this time, the enemy chose not to fight in the same way and the legions were wiped out. Varus’s last cry was reputed to be: “Ne cras, ne cras” – “Not like yesterday.”

Kinstellar and Cleary co-host dispute resolution seminar in Almaty

On 14 October Kinstellar’s Almaty office co-hosted a seminar on dispute resolution with lawyers from the London office of international law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. In attendance were more than 30 leading local bankers; representatives of several major Kazakh state-owned companies including Samruk-Kazyna Sovereign Wealth Fund and Baiterek National Management Holding; heads of […]

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