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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…

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FORMER barrister Quentin Poole has been named as the new managing partner of Birmingham firm Wragge & Co, 14 years after switching to the solicitor’s profession. Poole takes over from Christopher Hughes who returns full-time to the corporate department. Hughes, described by Poole as one of the region’s “hard-hitters”, previously held the post for two […]

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General: There are about 130 lawyers practising on the Cayman Islands and 25 law firms all of which practice local law. Ten of the firms have offshore practices, with five of these being mainly offshore practices; the remaining 15 have a mixed practice, which includes exclusively local practice in areas such as litigation and conveyancing. […]

Dibbs turns screws on Knight Williams

Dibb Lupton Broomhead is intensifying its work for the action group representing investors who lost money with crashed financial adviser Knight Williams. The firm has recruited leading insolvency practitioner Neil Cooper, partner at accountants Robson Rhodes, and is formulating a strategy to help win compensation for what is thought to be £8 million in losses […]

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The School of Law at China’s Wuhan University is offering a distance learning course in Chinese commercial law for people living outside the republic. The course, prepared in both English and Chinese, covers aspects of law regulating business activities in China. Supervision for the course, suitable for those specialising or wanting a grounding in Chinese […]

Timely advice

If correctly marketed, the Law Society’s annual ‘Make a Will Week’ could provide many solicitors with instructions for the preparation of wills from existing clients and from new clients. While it is more difficult for the promotional week to have any impact on those few City firms which still prepare wills or on other large […]

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