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Canada: Changes to daily operations under amended Occupational Health and Safety Act

On June 1, 2018, amendments to Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety 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 been made: the changes to day-to-day operations of an employer to […]

GDPR: A pension trustee’s ongoing obligations

After months of preparing for GDPR, unfortunately the work does not stop now that the regulation has been implemented. Elements of the GDPR will require ongoing review and action. See our checklist below to make sure you are up to speed with your ongoing trustee GDPR obligations…

An easement or a lease – the court decides

By Deborah Gordon Brown and Michael Callaghan The High Court has decided that a document purporting to grant a lease of a right of way in fact created an easement. Background An easement is a right over one property that benefits another property, such as a right of way or a right to use a […]

Efficient arbitration – Part 1: Metrics

This is the first in a series of articles by Schoenherr focusing on efficiency in arbitration. The series explores various tools that serve to improve the efficiency of any given arbitration and so achieve a favourable outcome without wasting resources. But before exploring those tools we need to determine what efficient arbitration actually means…

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QEB Hollis moves to the City in spirit of competitive advantage

Criminal set QEB Hollis Whiteman is to swap the Inns of Court for the City in an effort to expand its ­regulatory and white-collar crime practices. The set is departing from bar tradition by opening an office on London’s Cannon Street. “Diversification is our watchword,” said the set’s Mark Ellison QC, adding that the move […]

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QEB acts for Cheryl and Ashley as the Coles head to divorce courts

Specialist family set QEB has been instructed to act on both sides of the celbrity divorce of pop star Cheryl Cole and her footballer husband Ashley. QEB silk Lucy Stone QC has been instructed by Joyce Smyth of Smyth Barkham to represent Cheryl. Cheryl’s soon-to-be ex-husband has brought in Berwin Leighton Paisner partner Graham Shear, […]

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Camerons PEP dives below £500,000 as turnover dips 11 per cent

CMS Cameron McKenna has seen its profits suffer a double-digit drop for the second year running after announcing its results to partners. Profits per equity partner (PEP) at the firm have fallen 18 per cent to £453,000 in 2009-10, after standing at £554,000 last year. That figure was 15 per cent down on 2007-08’s £655,000, […]

A&L Goodbody promotes four and poaches one from local rival

Irish firm A&L Goodbody has added five to its partnership, making up four lawyers in Dublin and hiring a partner in Belfast from rival Arthur Cox. In the Dublin office corporate specialists Paul Fahy and Alan Johnston, litigation and dispute resolution lawyer Kenan Furlong and funds lawyer Niamh Ryan were all admitted to the partnership. […]

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