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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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Scuffle of the week

Lord Irvine is provoking human rights organisation Justice by insisting on sitting as a judge in the House of Lords in an employment law tribunal appeal. Lord Irvine is steadfastly ignoring calls to step down from the case. Critics claim every House of Lords case has some political relevance and say Lord Irvine faces a […]

World Bank legal dept faces corporate claim

The World Bank is facing its first-ever corporate claim over allegations that its legal department failed to carry out its functions properly. The Bank is accused of assisting in the expropriation of diamond mining rights by the government of Lesotho and the Republic of South Africa. Several Lesotho companies, led by Swissbourgh Diamond Mines (Pty), […]

City firms look to Libya as UN halts sanctions

City firms are eyeing Libya as a new target for offices after the suspension of UN sanctions following the handover of the Lockerbie bombing suspects. Gareth Driver, a partner at South African firm Werksmans, says: “Libya is going to become of interest. But it is only this week [that the lifting of UN sanctions has […]

Cloisters Chambers in management review

Cloisters Chambers, a major employment set with 43 tenants, is understood to be appointing a management consultant to review the way that it is run. The situation of Cloisters senior clerk Michael Martin, who has been absent from chambers for some time, remains unresolved. He is currently on extended leave and is taking legal advice. […]

McGrigor Donald plans UK growth

Scotland’s largest law firm, McGrigor Donald, is on an expansion drive with joint ventures planned for the US and new offices being considered in both England and Scotland. The 55-partner firm says it has rejected several merger offers from Dibb Lupton Alsop and is planning to expand alone, its managing partner reveals. The firm is […]

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