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- The late chief justice Julius Alexander Isaac passes the torch
|Federal Court of Appeal chief justice Julius Alexander Isaac died on July 16, 2011. Photo: Paul Couvrette Photography Inc.|
- David Paul's Field Notes
While most of us now use computers to generate our documents, not everyone uses document management software or has a system in place for organizing the files on their computers. For those who do not, much time (lawyer and staff) is often wasted searching for data and files that are sitting on the very computer or network we are using. The primary purpose of a file management system is to ensure you can quickly find what you are looking for when you need it, whether it be a case on point, a letter, a pleading, or a document painstakingly prepared on another file but required now on a new matter.
- Definitely Mabey
Aon Hewitt conducts an annual best employer survey that measures engagement as the determinant of whether a participating firm qualifies as a “best employer.” How, might you ask, is this different from many of the other surveys used to confer best employer status? For the most part, the other surveys measure satisfaction and not engagement.
- Tips on hiring the best fit for your firm
- Trials & Tribulations
A new case addressing the issue of the standard of care to be exercised by independent directors of a publicly traded investment fund is sending shock waves through common law jurisdictions. In a strongly worded judgment on Aug. 26 in Weavering Macro Fixed Income Fund Ltd. (in Liquidation) v. Peterson, Justice Jones of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, Financial Services Division, concluded that the ostensibly “independent” and unpaid directors of an investment fund were guilty of wilful neglect because they were entirely derelict in meeting their supervisory duties to the corporation.
- Human Rights . . . Here & There
- Financial Adviser
High-profile securities fraud cases like Bernie Madoff often get a lot of media attention, while the examination of financial adviser negligence gets overlooked. According to the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, there were a total of 99 enforcement actions against financial advisers in 2010. Twenty-seven per cent of decisions against advisers were classified as due diligence/suitability and misrepresentation violations. In addition, a considerable amount was won in civil suits against advisers in 2010.
- The Immigration Line
Written by Debra Forman Posted Date: September 26th, 2011