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Tuesday, 03 January 2017 09:00

Third-party litigation funding

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Image: Jeannie Phan
Image: Jeannie Phan
The first statutory restrictions against maintenance and champerty were enacted in England in 1305, as a result of royal officials and nobles lending their names to dubious legal claims in exchange for a portion of any proceeds. The medieval-era statutes were repealed in 1967 and, for most in the profession today, the doctrines are likely a long-ago law school memory.
However, the concepts are being addressed again in courts in Canada in the 21st century, in connection with third-party funding agreements for litigation.
Monday, 19 December 2016 09:00

Social media monitoring

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Illustration: Alexi VellaEmployers need to keep tabs on social media to prevent harassment or discrimination against employees
Monday, 14 November 2016 09:00

Fintech

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Fintech Defining the new normal: Innovation in financial technology is forcing regulators to think creatively. It was an engrossing week, and the latest evidence that the Canadian world of finance was being upended by the emergence of nimble players using new technologies to offer cutting-edge financial products and services. 
Monday, 14 November 2016 09:00

Fee discussions shift from AFAs to value

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Fee discussions shift from AFAs to valueThe Annual Canadian Lawyer Corporate Counsel Survey found the use of AFAs has declined from last year, but experimentation continues.
Monday, 14 November 2016 09:00

Fighting cybercrime

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Illustration: Matthew BillingtonBetter enforcement, and not new laws, may be the best way to deal with cybercriminals
Monday, 03 October 2016 09:00

Top secret

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Top secretThe federal process for appointing judges has been highly murky, and hopes are high for real reforms
Monday, 03 October 2016 09:00

Podcasting the law

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Podcasting the lawGlenford Jameson was an early adopter when it came to podcast listening.
Monday, 03 October 2016 09:00

Demand for cyber-insurance on the upswing

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Demand for cyber-insurance on the upswingAwareness about cyberbreaches has reached the mainstream, but the law is still nascent
Monday, 05 September 2016 09:00

Marijuana Inc.

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Marijuana Inc.A strong, new whiff of opportunity is blowing in the direction of Canadian business.
Monday, 05 September 2016 09:00

Preclearance bill raises concerns

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Illustration: Alexi Vella
Illustration: Alexi Vella
Calgary lawyer Michael Greene is all for the faster movement and freer flow of legitimate goods and law-abiding people between Canada and the United States.
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