Litigation Recent Decisions 20/02/96

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Canada amends Cannabis Act to include First Nations

By Cam Cameron On September, 27, 2018, Bill-36 (the Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018) was introduced by the Ontario government. If passed, it will, inter alia, enact the Cannabis License Act, 2018, and amend the Cannabis Act, 2017 as well as the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation Act, 2017. We anticipate that First Nations will generally […]

Canada: Cannabis brand launch checklist

By Natalie S. Rizkalla-Kamel, Monique M. Couture With the legalization of recreational cannabis set for October 17, 2018, cannabis companies are flooding the Canadian trademarks register with an array of new trademark applications. In 2018 alone, over 1700 trademark applications were filed in the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) in association with goods and services containing the […]

Where we are now with e-conveyancing and electronic mortgage deeds?

By Christina Gill In a consultation paper published in August 2018 the Law Commission has sought to address legal uncertainty surrounding the electronic execution of documents, which is causing practical problems in today’s fast-paced, technology-driven business world. For example, whilst basic contracts can be validly formed without any documentation or formality, other contracts and legal documents must comply with […]

Guide to implement new internship rules in Romania

By Amalia Surugiu, Amalia Surugiu The internship contract is an alternative tool by which a company provides a student or trainee the opportunity to work in the company to gain theoretical and practical knowledge in a specific field, with a view to possible employment after the internship is complete. The template documents necessary to put […]

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In brief: Maritime expert joins Watson's NY office

Watson, Farley & Williams has appointed Richard Jarashow as a partner in its New York office. He will work in the practice’s maritime and commercial litigation group, headed by Al Yudes. Jarashow joins the 1990-established, 10-partner New York practice from New York maritime firm Haight Gardner Poor and Havens. Watson, Farley & Williams’ senior partner, […]

President was out of line

I read with mounting concern the article by John Malpas in your edition of 30 January. I deplore the publicity that the president of the Law Society appears to have sought in criticising some members of his staff. I would have thought it was elementary common sense and the bounden duty of the president to […]

End compensation ceiling, says report

THE LIMIT on unfair dismissal compensation should be scrapped, according to a report by the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA). The Government is carrying out its annual review of the limit of unfair dismissal compensatory awards (currently £11,300) and the limit of a week’s pay for calculating redundancy payments (currently £210). The ELA claims that limits […]

Victims of Barings collapse ready themselves for battle

SJ BERWIN is preparing to launch a legal action on behalf of investors in collapsed merchant bank Barings which could in part be defended by Barings administrators. Slaughter and May, the administrators’ main lawyers, may be asked to defend the action. However, Ashurst Morris Crisp, brought in by Slaughters because of potential conflicts arising from […]

New force in North West

Merseyside firm Mace & Jones has merged with Manchester and Cheshire-based Grundy Kershaw. The new 19-partner firm is known as Mace & Jones Grundy Kershaw and will form one of the largest legal practices in the North West. It will continue to practise from its existing offices in Water Street, Liverpool and Sherborne Square, Huyton, […]

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