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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 […]

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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

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Cloisters chambers has hired a new director, who joins after 15 years at the Law Society. Gerald Newman was communications director at the Law Society, where he was responsible for parliamentary lobbying, website development and the launch of the popular lawyer tracking site, solicitorsonline.com.He said that Cloisters has successfully ridden the storm since the departure […]

3-4 South Sq welcomes associate from Skadden

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