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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.

Simplify legal holds with Everlaw

Are you still manually tracking your legal holds with spreadsheets, emails and notices written from scratch? To boost accuracy, efficiency and compliance, you might want to consider automating your legal hold process.

Update on EI for vaccine refusal

There have been clear indications that the Government of Canada does not want the Employment Insurance (EI) system to subsidize individuals who are terminated or put on leave due to a refusal to be vaccinated without medical or other valid reasons.

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The masks are almost off, international holidays have restarted, and most return to office plans are well underway. Though it may seem like normal life is fast approaching, those who are resuming office life have had their outlook fundamentally changed by lockdown. How is post-lockdown office life going to reflect this, and what lessons have […]

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Simmons brings in corporate partner from US rival

Simmons & Simmons is beefing up its corporate practice with the hire of the London co-chair of Dorsey & Whitney’s technology industry group. Frances Doherty is joining the firm’s practice after nearly 20 years at the US rival. Her clients are largely technology focused and include healthtech companies, enterprise software houses and fintechs. Doherty’s expertise […]

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