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What do employers need to know about whistleblowing policies?

By Antonia Blackwell In this instalment of our ‘Breaking Down the Handbook’ series, we look at whistleblowing policies, why they are needed, what they should contain and what traps employers need to avoid. What does whistleblowing mean?

I’m divorced, that’s it, right?

By Miranda Nairn There is a common misconception that once in possession of a decree absolute (the final decree dissolving a marriage), your divorce is done and dusted and you and your ex-spouse can walk off into the sunset, in opposite directions, never to see or hear from each other again. In fact, unless you […]

Serbia: The law on financial collaterals

On 8 June 2018, the Serbian Parliament adopted the Law on Financial Collateral (“FC Law”) which will become applicable on 1 January 2019. Financial agreements that are not fulfilled by 1 January 2019 will be implemented pursuant to the rules that were in force before that date. Simultaneously, the Insolvency Law (“Insolvency Law”) was amended […]

New mandatory breach reporting under the Alberta Health Information Act

By Krista Schofer Alberta’s Health Information Act (HIA) outlines the rules for the collection, use and disclosure of health information that is in the custody or under the control of a “custodian” — a defined term in the HIA, which includes Alberta Health Services and health professionals such as physicians and dentists who are regulated […]

Investigative powers under Alberta’s new OHS Act

By Maxell Brunette, Alison Gray and Bruce Graham On June 1, 2018, amendments to Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (the “New 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 […]

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Latham appoints Moyle as London managing partner

US firm Latham & Watkins has appointed IT and outsourcing partner Andrew Moyle as its London managing partner. Moyle replaces David Miles, who has been appointed to the firm’s executive committee. Moyle vowed to continue to build his successful IT team. Moyle told The Lawyer: “In Latham, management is treated as a duty and not […]

Herbies lawyer defects to Monckton

Herbert Smith lawyer Ronit Kreisberger has joined Monckton Chambers as a barrister rather than joining the firm’s in-house advocacy unit. Kreisberger said that, with her experience in dealing with commercial clients on EU and UK competition law, she preferred to join the bar. “As a competition litigator, I found that I wanted to focus on […]

Private strife

With private equity breaking into Scandinavia, bondholders must be aware of the risks, says Troels Askerud The Scandinavian market is seeing a large number of takeovers, with many more likely to follow. International private equity investors are beginning to discover the potential return in the region. Scandinavian countries, not least Sweden, have some of Europe’s […]

Martineau Johnson: Lateral thinking

Hiring laterals is often a risky business. The different cultures of law firms means HR has to be sensitive to the shock of changing firms, both for the new partner and their expectant team at the new law firm. Diane Price, head of HR at Martineau Johnson, argues that social contact is key. The partner […]

Thames barriers

SJ Berwin has moved, at last, from its traditional stomping ground of 222 Gray’s Inn Road to new trendy Thames-side offices. And, true to form, the firm had a press party (well, a glass of wine and a sausage on a stick) to celebrate the move to the river. But perhaps the unwary hacks who […]

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