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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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MCC member helps stump ladies' ban

Jerry Walter, head of corporate at Simmons & Simmons, acted for the club of which he is a member – the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) – when it ended a 211-year-old tradition on 28 September and voted to admit women to the club. A special general meeting was held at Lord’s cricket ground, which recorded […]

Firms win work at Monte Carlo '98

Beachcroft Stanleys is one of a number of law firms to win new work after attending Legal Monte Carlo ’98 last week. The leading insurance firm was appointed to healthcare provider Bupa’s panel after a one to one meeting at the conference. Beachcrofts senior partner, Lord Hunt of Wirral, said he was pleased with the […]

Pupillage system must evolve

I fully endorse Susan Ward’s viewpoint (The Lawyer, 29 September) on the outdated practices of the legal profession – and the Bar in particular. One restrictive practice is the requirement for barristers to undertake a pupillage before being allowed to exercise rights of audience. Fewer than half of those called to the Bar are able […]

Property

Susan Hall of DJ Freeman acted for Gatedale in its development of a £15m leisure development site at Newcastle-under-Lyme. Peter Dawson of Russell-Cooke Potter & Chapman acted for leaseholder Municipal Properties, Debbie Dimock was the in-house legal adviser to Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council and Fosters’ Sophie Hamilton acted for Warner.

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