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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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Virtual Lawyer Awards raises £48,000 for Free Representation Unit

The generosity of lawyers was on full display at The Lawyer Awards, in association with Travelers, earlier this week, with donations raising £48,000 for the Free Representation Unit (FRU). Hosted by Dara Ó Briain, the awards were held as an online ceremony this year, with Keystone named Law Firm of the Year. The FRU is […]

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Revealed: The Lawyer European Awards shortlist

The Lawyer European Awards celebrate the very best of the legal industry from across the Continent. But who is up for a coveted trophy this year? As with all other events this year, the ceremony will be held virtually. The awards will take place online on the afternoon of Tuesday 1st December. Visit the awards […]

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Raft of firms lined up on Clarks’ £100m rescue deal

A raft of firms have helped secure a rescue deal for Clarks, following a £100m investment by private equity giant LionRock Capital. After a lengthy sale process, the deal will see the 195-year-old shoe retailer take out a CVA, allowing its business to keep all 320 stores open with no rent on 60 sites. Brown […]

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Milbank targets PE growth in Asia with three magic circle hires

US firm Milbank has hired three heavyweight partners from the magic circle in Hong Kong, in a significant boost to its private equity capabilities. Milbank has taken on Clifford Chance’s Asia Pacific private equity co-heads Andrew Whan and Neeraj Budwani, and at the same time brought in Linklaters’ global banking head Davide Mencacci in Hong […]

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Firms on standby as GCs fret over their influencer status

>With in-house lawyers predicting a widening pipeline of Covid-induced legal challenges, general counsel will see their influence escalate over the next 12 months. This is good news for institutional legal advisers, who can expect a boom in referrals as clients battle the fallout while their own in-house resources come under pressure. According to research by […]

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