B.C. government making ‘unprecedented’ changes to Securities Act

Amendments are part of province’s campaign against money laundering, fraud and other financial crimes

Privacy Commissioner’s report urges modernizing of federal privacy laws

Report recognizes data-driven technologies as “a disruptive force"

Norton Rose Fulbright’s Walied Soliman is a leader in promoting diversity: UN Association in Canada

Soliman pushes for a stronger Canada, one that is ‘open to all citizens, regardless of sex and race’

DLA Piper releases global civil litigation guide

The guide compares court systems, periods, appeals, and other aspects of procedure across countries

Eversheds tech business launches hub for in-house teams…

Pinsent Masons extends flexible resourcing brand… AI is one of the biggest business risks A&O survey reveals…

Legal services workforce to shrink but lawyers will survive…

Ashurst appoints global sustainability partner… Linklaters weighs international roll-out for new parental leave policy…

Lawyers share Twitter best-practices

Authenticity and mixing professional expertise with one’s unique personal flavour and non-law interests is the recipe for virality

Companies, not government, responsible for costs of site remediation, SCC finds in Resolute decision

Majority finds Resolute FP and Weyerhaeuser Canada must pay for ongoing monitoring, maintenance of waste disposal site near Grassy Narrows

Young lawyers value wigs and gowns…

Cooley promotes 14 in gender-balanced round… Facebook fined U$4 million as Hungary rules it is not ‘free’…

OPINION

The Ontario Auditor General’s damning report

On justice, the Ontario government is spending more to do worse, argues Michael Spratt

Connecting the right way this holiday season

How not to deck the halls with boughs of folly when smart shopping, writes Lisa Lifshitz

The case for artificial intelligence

2020 will be the year for broad AI adoption in Canada, argues Sean Lynch

Rethinking Continuing Professional Development

Experiential learning can deliver more practical, lasting benefits to participants, argues John Hollander

FEATURES

Self-regulation: the end of an era? Lawyer discipline and the role of law societies

The customs of the legal profession are feeling the weight of 21st-century stresses

Co-sharing versus commercial leases: The law of shared office spaces

As the popularity of shared office spaces explodes, new legal issues have arisen

Real estate used by pharmaceutical companies are a natural home for new cannabis businesses

Old pharmaceutical or health facilities, which were regulated with Health Canada, are a logical choice

Differentiating common law from marriage in family law

Courts are increasingly recognizing property rights for common law couples, but legislation has yet to catch up