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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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Hammonds prepares the ground for US merger

Three transatlantic options on the table as firm aims to build on £15m stateside business Hammonds has put a transatlantic merger firmly on the agenda as it looks to overhaul its US strategy. Since the firm’s June partner conference at Barcelona’s Hotel Arts, it has been ­decided that Hammonds needs to give further impetus to […]

Bakers revenue up a fifth; London lags behind

Baker & McKenzie has shrugged off the collapse of merger talks with Heller Ehrman by announcing turnover growth of 20 per cent for the year to the end of June. Firmwide revenues for the 12 months stood at $2.19bn (£1.09bn at the end of June), up from $1.83bn (£910m at the time) last year. Growth […]

Brand renewal?

In May The Lawyer launched the Transatlantic Elite – an analysis of the top end of the legal market. The only UK firms to make it in to our inaugural Sweet Sixteen were the four members of the magic circle and Slaughter and May. In May The Lawyer launched the Transatlantic Elite – an analysis […]

Walkers makes rare lateral with rehire

Offshore firm Walkers has appointed David Collins as a ­partner in its Cayman Islands office. Collins, who worked with Walkers from 2004 to 2006, rejoins the firm from Linklaters, where he was an associate in the derivatives and structured products group. It is a rare outside appointment for Walkers, as it prefers to promote partners […]

Butler-Sloss handed QC panel caretaker role

Ex-Family Division president Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss has been appointed interim chair of the Queen’s Counsel selection panel ­following the resignation of Sir Duncan Nichol. In a joint statement the Bar Council and the Law Society said they had opted to draft in Butler-Sloss to minimise the impact on the current silk round – despite the […]

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