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New opportunity for permanent residency in Alberta

By Krista Schofer The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) recently announced highly anticipated changes to its permanent residency program. Effective June 14, 2018, the Alberta Opportunity Stream (AOS) is available as a potential path to permanent residency in the province. The AOS replaces the Employer-Driven Stream and Strategic Recruitment Stream under the AINP. The AOS […]

Global skills strategy update GTS occupations list

By Lesley A Love The Global Skills Strategy is a pilot project launched by IRCC in June 2017. The program is designed to give Canadian employers quicker access to highly qualified global talent. Changes were recently announced to one part of the GSS, as outlined below. Employers using the program should be aware of these changes…

All fair in love, war and commerce

By Jonathan Haydn-Williams The traditional position under the contract law of England and Wales (which I shall, with no disrespect to Wales, refer to as ‘English’ law) has been that, save for contracts giving rise to a fiduciary relationship (eg a contract between agent and principal), a duty of good faith in the performance of […]

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The two powers

Taylor Wessing’s German and UK managing partners seem like chalk and cheese. So can they integrate their firms? Catrin Griffiths reports Meeting a new management team for the first time is always slightly icky. All that compulsory joviality and knee-slapping, along with the sort of pre-assigned body language that just shouts: “Look at us! We’re […]

Brains for Christmas

Tulkinghorn was very amused upon hearing the tale of the five unsuspecting lawyers and an in-house job at Santa’s Grotto in the North Pole. Recruitment consultants Hughes-Castell advertised the festive vacancy last month as a joke, but much to its surprise received a number of serious enquires. One lawyer, who shall remain nameless, had to […]

Piper Rudnick in hiring spree for Boston launch

Dissolution of Hill & Barlow profits Piper Rudnick with 33 lawyers Expansionist US firm Piper Rudnick has now cracked the Boston market after taking on 33 lawyers from the recently dissolved Hill & Barlow to open an office in the region. The haul, which includes 17 partners, means the firm has built up its real […]

Past master

Nigel Hewitson found his vocation in life by blending law with historical preservation when he became English Heritage’s legal director. Husnara Begum reports Nigel Hewitson, the legal director of English Heritage, joined the organisation in summer 2001 after spending almost 20 years at the London Borough of Harrow, where he trained as a solicitor and […]

CC appoints banking, capital markets joint heads

Clifford Chance has elected Robert MacVicar and Tim Plews as joint heads of banking and capital markets. Although banking and capital markets have separate representation on a global level, in London they have traditionally been run together, making a £150m-turnover business. First revealed on www.thelawyer.com/lawyernews 15 January

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