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Employment essentials - AugustSeptember 2016's top 5
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • September 29 2016

On 18 August 2016, the Government Equalities Office published the consultation paper 'Closing the Public Sector Pay Gap' on extending the plans for


In the courts
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • October 18 2011

On October 7, 2011, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in Ellen Smith v. Inco Limited, an appeal brought by Inco from a trial court decision which had found against it in a class action.


Alberta (Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development) v. Cunningham, 2011 SCC 37
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • October 14 2011

The Supreme Court of Canada held that sections 75 and 90 of the Métis Settlements Act, RSA 2000, c M-14 (“MSA”), providing that Métis settlement members who voluntarily register as Indians under the Indian Act, RSC 1985, c I-5 are automatically disqualified from being Métis settlement members, do not violate the equality rights guaranteed by section 15(1) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (the “Charter”), because the MSA is an ameliorative program pursuant to section 15(2) of the Charter.


Calm before the storm: why issues around the default retirement age should still be firmly on the radar
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • September 6 2011

Remind me, what has happened so far?


Public procurement and development agreements clarity still needed on pecuniary consideration
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union
  • August 17 2011

As many contracting authorities and developers will be aware, the European Court decided in the 2007 case of Jean Auroux and Others v Commune de Roanne that traditional development agreements are public works contracts for the purposes of the Public Contracts Regulations.


The duty to consult in an environmental assessment, land claim and IBA
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • May 6 2011

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador engaged Nalcor Energy to develop a hydroelectric project at Muskrat Falls.


Before you take the plunge Part 4. focusing an opponent's mind on settlement
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • April 27 2011

Making an offer of settlement under Part 36 of the Civil Procedure Rules (Part 36) is one of the most crucial tactical steps in litigation.


Back to schools for the future
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • February 14 2011

The Administrative Court has declared unlawful the decision by the Secretary of State for Education to freeze funding for the rebuilding and refurbishment of schools in six local authority areas.


Planning
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • January 21 2011

In Betterment Properties (Weymouth) v James Carthy & Co, a developer tried to claim that because the highway authority had entered into an agreement under section 38 of the Highways Act 1980, the land included within the red line on the plan attached to the agreement was to be regarded as public highway.


Supreme Court clarifies that aboriginal consultation (and potentially accommodation) is required in the context of modern land claims treaties
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • January 7 2011

In Beckman v. Little SalmonCarmacks First Nation, 2010 SCC 53 (“Little Salmon”) the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) addressed the issue of how the constitutional duty to consult (and potentially accommodate) Aboriginal people applies in the context of modern comprehensive land claims treaties.