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Government consults on changes to food allergen labelling

Working together, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Food Standards Agency have issued a consultation on proposed changes to food allergen labelling in order to enable consumers to be provided with the information they need to make safe food choices.

New Canadian temporary immigration options under the CPTPP

The purpose of the CPTPP is to facilitate market access, investment opportunities and trade amongst the parties. Of interest from an immigration standpoint, the CPTPP contains new temporary immigration options for citizens of member countries. From a Canadian perspective, the immigration provisions are aimed at increasing opportunities to support economic growth for Canadians and Canadian […]

Cryptocurrency in Romania. A go or a no-go?

In Romania, authorities are yet to create the legal framework that would regulate the taxation of activities related to cryptocurrency. This legislative gap leaves plenty of room for tax avoidance, as even the most well-intentioned taxpayers lack the tools to understand what taxes they need to pay in relation to their cryptocurrency trading. What are […]

Discussing aboriginal law in Canada with Best Lawyers

This article was originally published in Best Lawyers and has been republished with permission. Jaimie Lickers and Maxime Faille, attorneys specializing in Aboriginal Law at Gowling WLG in Canada, discuss the changing national attitude to Indigenous people’s history across the country and their firm’s significant cases in 2017 and 2018.

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Sussex barrister made bankrupt

A SUSSEX barrister has been made bankrupt by the High Court. But John Mannion is continuing to practise as a barrister at Westgate Chambers in Lewes, East Sussex, where he is a tenant. Under the Bar Council’s code of conduct no automatic practise ban is imposed on barristers who have been declared bankrupt. Mannion’s bankruptcy […]

Adoption directory clarifies the issues

A NEWLY-PUBLISHED directory is aiming to provide legal and agency contacts in international adoption. ‘The International Adoption Guide’, published last week, was compiled by child psychologist Patrick O’Connor who hopes it will be useful for lawyers as well as the public. O’Connor holds a law degree, but spent most of his career as a security […]

Middle Temple hit by Barings fall

THE BAR’S Middle Temple Inn of Court has lost assets worth around u100,000 in the wake of the Barings collapse. The loss could make a dent in Middle Temple’s income. Invested assets with all the Inns contribute an income stream, which covers running costs and overheads including scholarships and expensive upkeep of their old properties. […]

Mears may challenge presidency

THE LAW Society could face its first contested presidential election for decades following a council member’s announcement that he is considering a challenge to president elect John Young. Council member Martin Mears, senior partner with Mears Hobbs & Durrant, has threatened to break with years of tradition by standing against Young, the current deputy president. […]

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