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Musings on mediation

CEDR was founded in 1990 at a time when mediation and other forms of ADR were in their infancy (save, of course, for arbitration). In the subsequent 30 years mediation has grown from a somewhat obscure concept that practitioners approached with some degree of reserve and skepticism to a routine aspect of much commercial litigation.

Professional negligence: judgment restating the law applicable to professional advisor negligence claims

Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton [2021] UKSC 20; [2021] 3 WLR 81: This case arose from negligent advice given by the Claimant’s auditor, exposing them to a £32.7 million loss. The key question for the court was whether the scope of the duty owed by the auditor to the Claimant encompassed the losses claimed, or whether the advice given was insufficient to expose the auditor to liability.

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Canadian product stewardship and epr: a review of 2021 and beyond

Provincial governments (and non-governmental agencies) have been busy implementing various innovative waste management programs to divert waste away from landfills. In 2021, important changes were implemented across all product categories, including tires, batteries, electronic products, packaging and printed paper, beverage containers, and hazardous and special products. Key changes include: i) new programs in jurisdictions that formerly did not have programs, ii) expanded product lists for existing programs, iii) shifts from product stewardship models to extended producer responsibility (“EPR”) models, and iv) expanded regulatory enforcement mechanisms and activity.

Future of work: Future of flexibility

Without doubt, the traditional employment relationship has changed. Whilst the coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact, the changing nature of the employment relationship has been taking place for several years. But what does this mean for employers?

Domestic CCTV: are you compliant?

The use of smart security devices and domestic CCTV systems is becoming increasingly common. If you use security cameras and similar devices in your home, data protection law may apply and it’s important to know your legal obligations.



Decline and stall: the clock is ticking for Linklaters’ finance team

In late 2019, Linklaters’ global head of banking Davide Mencacci left his base in Hong Kong to visit the London headquarters of the firm. It was a standard trip for a practice leader; catching up with fellow partners, updating management and shaking hands with clients. All seemed normal, but there was something brewing. Just a […]

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