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‘If you’re planning on claiming privilege, stamp it,’ says Malcolm Aboud.
‘If you’re planning on claiming privilege, stamp it,’ says Malcolm Aboud.
When undertaking an investigation in preparation for litigation, there’s always a danger it could fall into the other party’s hands through discovery. Litigation privilege doesn’t automatically apply to all investigative reports commissioned by a party.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_Standard_photos_renato-pontello.jpgCorporate conflict-of-interest policies come in many flavours. On the whole, they apply not only to employees but also to contractors and suppliers. The policies typically describe specific types of conflicts of interests and often principles to provide guidance on recognizing further conflicts.
Tyler Langdon has left McCain Foods to establish a presence for Cognition LLP in Atlantic Canada.
Tyler Langdon has left McCain Foods to establish a presence for Cognition LLP in Atlantic Canada.
After eight years as in-house counsel at McCain Foods Ltd., Tyler Langdon has left the company to establish an Atlantic Canadian presence for alternative legal services provider Cognition LLP.
Hospitals should ensure staff are properly trained and know what is inappropriate conduct.
Hospitals should ensure staff are properly trained and know what is inappropriate conduct.
The lawyer for plaintiffs pursuing a class action against Toronto’s Rouge Valley Centenary says recent privacy breach cases helped inform the $412-million lawsuit.
Monday, 30 June 2014 10:55

A return to firm life

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Av Maharaj, former vice president and chief counsel at Kellogg has moved into an of counsel position at Faskens. Photo: Sandra Strangemore
Av Maharaj, former vice president and chief counsel at Kellogg has moved into an of counsel position at Faskens. Photo: Sandra Strangemore
It’s not often you see in-house lawyers return to the law firm fold, but two recent examples show experienced lawyers are finding new opportunities as outside counsel.
'Sophie' and her fellow robots are designed to pre-screen job candidates and record applicant’s physiological responses.  Photo: La Trobe University Bulletin
'Sophie' and her fellow robots are designed to pre-screen job candidates and record applicant’s physiological responses. Photo: La Trobe University Bulletin
Consider this: A robot that conducts job interviews and collects data on applicants based not just on the person’s answers but their physiological responses. It’s not science fiction — robots and artificial intelligence could be the next frontier in labour and employment law.
Monday, 16 June 2014 08:00

Defining roles

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2014_June_shutterstock_152657705.jpgWhen it comes to related-party transactions, are the roles of in-house counsel, audit committees, and external lawyers always clearly defined?
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_Standard_photos_fred_krebs.jpgI recently read a thoughtful open letter to general counsel and law firms written by Daniel Desjardins, general counsel of Bombardier Inc. Stated simply, this letter offers sound advice.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2014_June_Screen-shot-Small2014-06-05.jpgIn the fourth and final video from the InHouse general counsel roundtable, moderated by Jennifer Brown and sponsored by Field Law, the participants discuss the regulatory pressures their law departments are dealing with including Canada's Anti-Spam law, the new Alberta energy regulator and the"regulator" of public opinion.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_Standard_photos_renato-pontello.jpgIn 2009, the Ontario government introduced Bill 168, which amended the Occupational Health and Safety Act. It imposed positive obligations on employers to keep their workplaces free from violence and harassment. Similar legislation exists in other Canadian provinces.
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