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Canada: Changes to daily operations under amended Occupational Health and Safety Act

On June 1, 2018, amendments to Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act came into force, significantly expanding the nature of the health and safety obligations owed by employers and businesses in Alberta. This article focuses on one of the areas in which changes have been made: the changes to day-to-day operations of an employer to […]

GDPR: A pension trustee’s ongoing obligations

After months of preparing for GDPR, unfortunately the work does not stop now that the regulation has been implemented. Elements of the GDPR will require ongoing review and action. See our checklist below to make sure you are up to speed with your ongoing trustee GDPR obligations…

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In brief: PFI expert to join Alsop Wilkinson

International commercial law firm Alsop Wilkinson has appointed Peter Rout as a new partner. Rout, 30, will bring the firm experience in contentious and non-contentious matters, including dealings with the Government’s Private Finance Initiatives. Rout, who will leave Alfred McAlpine Construction, will be based at Alsop Wilkinson’s Manchester office.

New hope for officers after Hillsborough

Police officers who lost a damages claim for post traumatic stress syndrome contracted as a result of their involvement in the Hillsborough football disaster are hoping to benefit from last week’s out-of-court damages settlement awarded to other officers who were at the incident. Simon Allen, a partner in Russell Jones & Walker, the firm acting […]

Bar concedes defeat over dual role

THE Bar Council has had to admit it cannot force barristers to disbar if they qualify as solicitors. The Bar Council’s hand was forced after barrister Sally Hughes began practising as a solicitor last year and refused to voluntarily disbar, the usual practice for barristers becoming solicitors. The Bar sought counsel’s opinion and was advised […]

A question of scale

Charity administration has undergone massive changes during the past few decades and this has raised questions about the role of the charity trustee. For example, should the trustee be paid for work which is, by definition, of benefit to the community? Whereas trustees would have been heavily involved in the management and implementation of policy […]

BLA is alive and kicking

Andrew Lockley expresses the hope that the Solicitors Association will “fare better than its predecessor, the British Legal Association” (The Lawyer, 28 May). That might suggest to those who do not know, that the BLA is defunct, but this is far from the truth. Under its recently elected chair, Alex Alagappa, it is now firing […]

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