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New opportunity for permanent residency in Alberta

By Krista Schofer The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) recently announced highly anticipated changes to its permanent residency program. Effective June 14, 2018, the Alberta Opportunity Stream (AOS) is available as a potential path to permanent residency in the province. The AOS replaces the Employer-Driven Stream and Strategic Recruitment Stream under the AINP. The AOS […]

Global skills strategy update GTS occupations list

By Lesley A Love The Global Skills Strategy is a pilot project launched by IRCC in June 2017. The program is designed to give Canadian employers quicker access to highly qualified global talent. Changes were recently announced to one part of the GSS, as outlined below. Employers using the program should be aware of these changes…

All fair in love, war and commerce

By Jonathan Haydn-Williams The traditional position under the contract law of England and Wales (which I shall, with no disrespect to Wales, refer to as ‘English’ law) has been that, save for contracts giving rise to a fiduciary relationship (eg a contract between agent and principal), a duty of good faith in the performance of […]

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Martin, please don't stand for president

I address this open letter to you through the columns of The Lawyer in circumstances where, although you are willing to publish it in the next edition of Caterpillar, the magazine you edit, it would come out after you had decided whether or not to run for presidency of the Law Society. Despite your repeated […]

Simmons recruits

The Paris office of City firm Simmons & Simmons has expanded its corporate practice with the appointment of Jaques de Taisne, who joins as a partner from 1 May. De Taisne leaves De Pardeu Brocas Maffei & Associes, the French member of the Punder Group, where he was a partner. His specialist areas of corporate […]

Issues:Election 97

The Tories have pledged to push through the sections of the Crime Sentences Bill that fell victim to the tight parliamentary schedule before the election. These include automatic minimum sentences for third-time convicted burglars. Having opened boot-camps to curb juvenile crime, they will also introduce Parental Control Orders. The manifesto states these “might include a […]

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