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Important changes to the PSC register

United Kingdom - June 14 2017 On 26 June 2017 important changes are due to be implemented regarding the "register of people with significant control" (the "PSC Register"). In short

Patent exhaustion in Canada and the UK

Canada, European Union, United Kingdom - June 12 2017 The doctrine of “patent exhaustion” provides that once a patentee sells one of its products, it can no longer exercise control over the specific

Should employers match enhanced maternity pay under Shared Paternal Leave?

Canada, United Kingdom - June 14 2017 April 2015 saw the reshaping of family-friendly leave with the birth of Shared Parental Leave (ShPL). A mother can elect to curtail their maternity

Data breaches in Canada: Reporting obligations, class actions and breach management

Canada - June 8 2017 In Canada, breach reporting to the appropriate regulatory bodies is currently only mandatory for private sector organizations in Alberta under the

It’s finally here! Ontario reforms the Construction Lien Act

Canada - June 9 2017 In 1983, Ontario introduced the Construction Lien Act to the construction industry. It was the new law that many in the industry loved to hate. Now

How has Brexit impacted employment law one year on?

Canada, European Union, United Kingdom - June 23 2017 While much of British employment law derives from Europe, some areas are purely UK provisions. So to what extent would existing laws be affected by

Brexit one year on - what it means for Auto

European Union, United Kingdom - June 23 2017 This week the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) chief executive Mike Hawes said: 'We accept that we are leaving the EU and we share

Devilish details: The new Construction Act and project finance

Canada - June 22 2017 On May 31, 2017, the Ontario Government introduced Bill 142: the Construction Lien Amendment Act that will result in a very new Construction Act

The Pensions Regulator - overview - Pensions in 30 Podcasts, Episode four

United Kingdom - June 22 2017 Episode four of Pensions in 30 Podcasts provides an overview of The Pensions Regulator, covering the background, its objectives and the powers it has

Drone use taking off - so too, drone insurance

Canada - June 22 2017 Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, are becoming commonplace not only in military applications, but also in commercial and