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Canada amends Cannabis Act to include First Nations

By Cam Cameron On September, 27, 2018, Bill-36 (the Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018) was introduced by the Ontario government. If passed, it will, inter alia, enact the Cannabis License Act, 2018, and amend the Cannabis Act, 2017 as well as the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation Act, 2017. We anticipate that First Nations will generally […]

Canada: Cannabis brand launch checklist

By Natalie S. Rizkalla-Kamel, Monique M. Couture With the legalization of recreational cannabis set for October 17, 2018, cannabis companies are flooding the Canadian trademarks register with an array of new trademark applications. In 2018 alone, over 1700 trademark applications were filed in the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) in association with goods and services containing the […]

Where we are now with e-conveyancing and electronic mortgage deeds?

By Christina Gill In a consultation paper published in August 2018 the Law Commission has sought to address legal uncertainty surrounding the electronic execution of documents, which is causing practical problems in today’s fast-paced, technology-driven business world. For example, whilst basic contracts can be validly formed without any documentation or formality, other contracts and legal documents must comply with […]

Guide to implement new internship rules in Romania

By Amalia Surugiu, Amalia Surugiu The internship contract is an alternative tool by which a company provides a student or trainee the opportunity to work in the company to gain theoretical and practical knowledge in a specific field, with a view to possible employment after the internship is complete. The template documents necessary to put […]

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Child charity targets trauma with witness video release

The children’s charity Barnardos has launched a video designed to reduce the trauma experienced by child witnesses in child sex abuse and other criminal cases. The eight-minute video, called You’re Going to be a Witness, is produced in the style of a children’s television programme. It was made with the co-operation of the Teesside Combined […]

Salary gap narrows for in-house lawyers

A report released earlier this month reveals that the earnings gap between lawyers working in-house in US corporations and private firms has continued to narrow. The findings are contained in US consultants Altman Weil Pensa’s Law Department Compensation Benchmarking Survey, which has been conducted annually since 1974. According to the report, almost one in 10 […]

In brief: CICB chair lambasts Government plans

Lord Carlisle QC, chairman of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, attacked the government’s planned sentencing reforms in a speech last Friday at the University of Hertfordshire’s Law School. He described the government’s Crimes (Sentences) Bill as “unnecessary and unjustified”. He added: “Whatever may happen, one thing one can predict with certainty is that the prison […]

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