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What do employers need to know about whistleblowing policies?

By Antonia Blackwell In this instalment of our ‘Breaking Down the Handbook’ series, we look at whistleblowing policies, why they are needed, what they should contain and what traps employers need to avoid. What does whistleblowing mean?

I’m divorced, that’s it, right?

By Miranda Nairn There is a common misconception that once in possession of a decree absolute (the final decree dissolving a marriage), your divorce is done and dusted and you and your ex-spouse can walk off into the sunset, in opposite directions, never to see or hear from each other again. In fact, unless you […]

Serbia: The law on financial collaterals

On 8 June 2018, the Serbian Parliament adopted the Law on Financial Collateral (“FC Law”) which will become applicable on 1 January 2019. Financial agreements that are not fulfilled by 1 January 2019 will be implemented pursuant to the rules that were in force before that date. Simultaneously, the Insolvency Law (“Insolvency Law”) was amended […]

New mandatory breach reporting under the Alberta Health Information Act

By Krista Schofer Alberta’s Health Information Act (HIA) outlines the rules for the collection, use and disclosure of health information that is in the custody or under the control of a “custodian” — a defined term in the HIA, which includes Alberta Health Services and health professionals such as physicians and dentists who are regulated […]

Investigative powers under Alberta’s new OHS Act

By Maxell Brunette, Alison Gray and Bruce Graham On June 1, 2018, amendments to Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (the “New Act”) came into force, significantly expanding the nature of the health and safety obligations owed by employers and businesses in Alberta. This article focuses on one of the areas in which changes have […]

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Law Society chief bags 20 per cent pay rise despite Chancery Lane woes

Law Society chief executive Des Hudson – who six months ago suffered a humiliating formal vote of no confidence – was awarded a 25 per cent pay rise last year, according to figures from the body’s annual report. The figures, released in the last few days, shows Hudson’s pay-package rose to £355,000 – but owing […]

Schillings receives ABS of the Year award

Schillings has announced that it has won the inaugural ABS of the Year award at the 2014 Lawyer Awards. The annual Lawyer Awards — now in their 20th year and this year hosted by Joanna Lumley — celebrate the highest accomplishments in the UK legal profession and recognise innovation and brilliant execution across all legal sectors. […]

Khaitan & Co advises Hitachi Systems on Micro Clinic India acquisition

Khaitan & Co has advised Hitachi Systems in relation to its acquisition of a 76 per cent stake in Micro Clinic India. Hitachi Systems is an IT services company specialising in system operation, monitoring and maintenance by using a variety of IT infrastructure such as data centres, contact centres and networks. Partner Rajat Mukherjee represented […]

DLA Piper represents Measurement Specialities in Wema System purchase

DLA Piper has represented Measurement Specialties, a global designer and manufacturer of sensors and sensor-based systems, in its agreement to purchase Wema System AS for approximately $114.5m (£67m).  Wema System AS is a specialist in the development, manufacture and supply of fuel and AdBlue/DEF level and quality sensors for on-road and off-road commercial vehicles. The acquisition […]

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