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Canadian product stewardship and epr: a review of 2021 and beyond

Provincial governments (and non-governmental agencies) have been busy implementing various innovative waste management programs to divert waste away from landfills. In 2021, important changes were implemented across all product categories, including tires, batteries, electronic products, packaging and printed paper, beverage containers, and hazardous and special products. Key changes include: i) new programs in jurisdictions that formerly did not have programs, ii) expanded product lists for existing programs, iii) shifts from product stewardship models to extended producer responsibility (“EPR”) models, and iv) expanded regulatory enforcement mechanisms and activity.

Future of work: Future of flexibility

Without doubt, the traditional employment relationship has changed. Whilst the coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact, the changing nature of the employment relationship has been taking place for several years. But what does this mean for employers?

Domestic CCTV: are you compliant?

The use of smart security devices and domestic CCTV systems is becoming increasingly common. If you use security cameras and similar devices in your home, data protection law may apply and it’s important to know your legal obligations.

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Taylor Wessing debuts China IP agency

Taylor Wessing has launched an agency focused on intellectual property in Beijing, as its practice faces rising local workloads. The agency, which will have an exclusive partnership with the firm’s trademark and IP practice, is called Beijing Tailun IP Agency and will guarantee a degree of market access previously restricted due to the Chinese legal […]

Mayer Brown finalises global flexible working policy

Mayer Brown’s lawyers will be able to work from home for two days a week, as the firm’s offices eye a wide return to premises in September. The firm has updated its guidelines to accommodate a desire for more flexibility on the part of its headcount worldwide. It means that the ratio between on-site and […]

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In court this week: Compare The Market, banks and PwC

A substantive three-week hearing is getting underway this week in Compare The Market’s legal challenge against a £17.9m fine from the Competition and Markets Authority. With Linklaters and TLT working as co-counsel for the legal comparison site, the aim is to contest a CMA decision from November 2020 that concluded clauses in its contracts were […]

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The Lawyer Awards 2021: Shortlist revealed

The Lawyer Awards takes place in November this year, with scores of firms, in-house teams and chambers making the shortlist. The winners will be announced in our virtual awards ceremony, taking place on Tuesday 2 November. Last year saw Keystone win the top prize, as the coronavirus pandemic vindicated the firm’s non-traditional and remote working model in spades. […]

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