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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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Guild of Editors claims Howard Bill will place new 'gag' on press

NEWSPAPER lawyers have slammed clauses in the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Bill restricting report- age of trials as “new fetters upon open justice”. In a letter to Home Secretary Michael Howard, lawyers for the Guild of Editors say that proposed new court order powers carrying criminal penalties will “gag” the press by “more and more […]

In brief: Barrister is Cosmopolitan top achiever

London barrister Dinah Rose has beaten 100 finalists to become this year’s Cosmopolitan/American Express Achievement award winner. A sex discrimination lawyer, Rose represented police officer Alison Halford in her case against the Chief Constable of Merseyside and fought for women in the armed services who were dismissed after they became pregnant. More recently, she took […]

Jeux sans frontieres

The 25th anniversary of the IBA Section on Business Law is a good chance to reflect on developments in the practice of law in Europe and to speculate about what the future may bring. Perhaps the most striking changes since 1970 have been the enormous growth in the size of firms and the extent to […]

A name for the dotted line

I have seen a copy of the letter written to you by David Keating and others relating to the Presidents Reform Group. I wish to accept their invitation to be named as a signatory to that letter. JB Pickup Council member Moss & Haselhurst 2 Castle Street Northwich.

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