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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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Contempt over release of info

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In brief: Conditional fee agreements figure doubles

A record number of conditional fee agreements are being struck – two years after they were legalised. Law Society figures show 1,500 conditional fee agreements are being approved each month by Accident Line Protect, the society’s “no win no fee” insurers, compared to 750 a month two years ago. David Hartley, the society’s head of […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 19/8/97

Secretary of State’s decision to grant a CPO upheld (1) Chesterfield Properties plc (2) Kwik Save Group v (1) Secretary of State for the Environment (2) Secretary of State for Transport (3) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council (1997) Court: QBD (Laws J) 24/7/9Appearances: Timothy Straker QC for the first appellant. Anthony Dinkin QC for the second appellant. […]

New scheme set up to rival Solicitors Property Centres

One of the pioneers of the solicitors property shop concept is to establish a rival to the planned Solicitors Property Centres (SPC) chain. Solicitor Michael Garson, who in February this year organised one of the first conferences calling for solicitors to band together and sell property, has now set up the Independent Property Solicitors Organisation […]

In brief: Foy & Co partner heads Doncaster Law Soc

Foy & Co commercial partner Glyn Jones has been elected president of the Doncaster and District Law Society. A solicitor for nearly 20 years, Jones has been at the society for 12 years. Northamptonshire Law Society also has a new president – commercial property lawyer Peter Cooch. A partner at the Northampton branch of Hewitson […]

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