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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.


Julian Taylor, Simmons & Simmons

Financials 2020/21: Simmons’ PEP leaps to nearly £1m

Simmons & Simmons’ revenue jumped by 12 per cent from £390m to £437m during the last financial year, with the firm’s average profit per equity partner (PEP) also shooting up to just shy of £1m. This represented a 30 per cent increase in PEP from £756,000 to £980,000 the year prior, with net profit also […]

Gowling WLG

Gowling WLG accused of mishandling case in negligence claim

Gowling WLG is facing a claim from a former client that has alleged the firm “negligently mishandled” a piece of High Court litigation worth £1.4m. Mali-based wheat supplier Grands Moulins du Mali issued its claim on 21 May, with court documents seen by The Lawyer revealing further details of its case. It is alleged that […]

Goldman Sachs

City trio lead on Goldman Sachs’ proposed IPO of Petershill Partners

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is among the firms acting on the £3.6bn flotation of Petershill Partners, an investment group backed by Goldman Sachs. Freshfields ECM partner Julian Makin is leading for Petershill, alongside senior associates Ethan Magid and Tom Godwin, and co-head of international capital markets David Ludwick on the US side. Meanwhile Fried Frank Harris Shriver […]

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