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Focus on Northern Ireland

As with other parts of the UK, the last 18 months have seen a period of exceptional market activity in the living sector in Northern Ireland, despite the economic challenges of Covid. Much of that activity has in fact been driven by the societal challenges and behavioural shifts brought about by the pandemic.

Canadian ESG for investors and lenders

Gowling WLG and Export Development Canada hosted an engaging virtual panel discussion focused on Canadian ESG in investing and lending. The panel touches on ESG in the context of our current market, as well as key considerations and upcoming developments in Canadian ESG.

Is this the end of rugby as we know it?

In the summer, new guidance was introduced for professional and amateur footballers to reduce the number of headers allowed in training and in use during a game. This followed an investigation into the impact of this move on the long term brain health of football players and a potential link to brain damage was raised.

Supreme Court of Canada on contract interpretation: Lessons from Corner Brook (City) v. Bailey

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision in Corner Brook (City) v. Bailey provides helpful clarification and direction respecting the interpretations of contracts. The case arises in the context of the interpretation of a release. However, it has significantly broader application and reaffirms the contextual approach to the interpretation of contracts previously articulated in the SCC’s 2014 decision in Sattva.

Predatory marriage conference

Earlier this month, The Institute for Policy and Engagement at the University of Nottingham ran an in-depth virtual conference discussing the need for action on the issues surrounding predatory marriage.

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Reed Smith finally fills its innovation hole

Reed Smith has found a new innovation manager after a four-month-long recruitment effort that followed the departure of its previous chief to artificial intelligence provider RAVN. At the end of September, the firm’s London office will bring in academic Adam Curphey, who was head of development and innovation technology at BPP Law School and previously […]

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Reed Smith prepares to bring in lawyers to Leeds tech hub

Reed Smith is edging closer to its goal of hosting 100 professionals in its Leeds legal services hub, as it prepares to bring in teams of lawyers and paralegals to the premises. The hub currently houses around 62 professionals, a more than one hundred per cent increase from last year, when it opened with seven […]

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Reed Smith PE partner to exit firm after two years

Proskauer Rose is set to hire a partner from Reed Smith’s private equity group in London, as moves between the US firms in the City continue apace. Leith Moghli is to leave Reed Smith after less than two years to join Proskauer Rose. A partner in its London-based private equity and funds practice, Moghli advises global […]

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