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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.


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DWF’s advocacy group to lose commercial head to 2TG

The head of commercial within DWF’s specialist advocacy division is moving to 2 Temple Gardens, The Lawyer can reveal. Barrister Emma Walker is set to join the civil and commercial chambers from 1 January 2022. The move comes around one year after taking up the director role, which positioned her under head of advocacy Stephen […]

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Global verein founded by Fidal and Luther expands to Italy

A newly-created global verein, led by two of the largest European firms, has added an Italian player as its third member. Italian law firm Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati has joined as the Italian member firm of unyer, a global multi-disciplinary platform founded by the largest French firm Fidal and Germany’s Luther in May 2021. […]


Fintech Iwoca brings in new legal chief

Fintech startup Iwoca has hired a lawyer from online mortgage broker Habito as its new head of legal, as her predecessor prepares to take on a new role. Kate Luton joins as head of legal at SME lender Iwoca, where she will lead both the legal and compliance function. Its former general counsel, Phaik Khaw, […]

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Start-up Field Energy hires first lawyer from Ecotricity

London-based energy infrastructure company Field Energy has appointed Ecotricity’s Elspeth Vincent as its top lawyer. It is expected that Vincent will take the post in February next year. Field was created by Bulb co-founder Amit Gudka earlier this year. It is expected that its first site will go live in April 2022. Vincent has spent […]

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