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Results of the 2021 Canadian federal election

The Liberal Party of Canada failed to secure a majority in Parliament, but will form another minority government. Little has changed in terms of seat counts, and the composition of the House of Commons will be largely the same in Canada’s 44th Parliament as it was in the 43rd.

Payment for order flow: duty to clients

The discussion around payment for order flow (or PFOF) has been going on for some time in the UK, is nascent in the EU and rages in the US (particularly in relation to retail broking).

Q&A: Supply of goods to Saudi Arabia and GCC preferential tax treatment

Are you considering supplying goods from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia? If the answer is yes, then this is a must-read to check if you qualify for GCC preferential tax treatment (including custom duty exemption), and the commercial implications you need to consider if you don’t.


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CMS rules out temperature checks in office reopening plans

CMS is holding discussions with its landlords over what safety measures will need to be put in place ahead any return to the office, though will not be asking employees to undergo temperature checks prior to entering.  Temperature tests is a measure that has proved controversial among members of the corporate community due to data […]

Lawyers Against Loneliness

Law Against Loneliness: 4 June

Springwatch with The Lawyer “I’ve had the rare opportunity to spend time at my home and have been concentrating on the garden (it was a mess),” says Lyn Penfold, general counsel of the Rail Delivery Group. “As part of my amusement I’ve put up some bird feeders, only to see the squirrels overcome every deterrent […]


Quinn case boosted by court win in ongoing Volkswagen saga

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and litigation funder Innsworth have been given a boost ahead of their multi-billion euro claim against Volkswagen Group later this year, after the car manufacturer was ordered to pay losses in a separate dispute. Action has been brought on behalf of investors who suffered losses when VW’s share price collapsed […]

Lawyers Against Loneliness

Law Against Loneliness: 10 June

Image of the Day The dispute resolution team at Fladgate had a 70s themed disco last week. “There was an exuberant warm up, a 70s music quiz, best dressed prize but the highlight was a professional, Teena Alimchandani, teaching us the Staying Alive choreography over Zoom.” The Cool 100 – giving a shout out to […]

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