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Supreme Court of Canada considers litigation funding for the first time

Supreme Court of Canada considers litigation funding for the first time

An appeal will be heard in a case funded by Bentham IMF, sparking hope for greater clarity in litigation finance

BlocPal launches digital wallet app for First Nations

BlocPal launches digital wallet app for First Nations

OneFeather wallet provides financial services from a smartphone

Is blockchain worth the hype?

Is blockchain worth the hype?

The federal government is cautiously wading in. Enticed by the promise of blockchain to simplify the management of trusted information in a secure fashion, the Canada Border Services Agency and the Port of Montreal, the country’s second-biggest port, are now testing a blockchain-enabled digital solution to see if it will streamline freight shipping.

Training around workplace sexual harassment needs careful approach

Training around workplace sexual harassment needs careful approach

Some high-profile cases of alleged sexual harassment or assault in the workplace in recent years have ensured that this is an issue that all employers, regardless of size, need to confront and try to minimize as best as possible the risk of it taking place in the future.

Bird's-eye view

Bird's-eye view

From the burgeoning cannabis industry to established actuarial and real estate companies, the five general counsel on this year’s panel all say their jobs are so much more than providers of legal advice or risk analysis to their companies.

Head of the table: Where are the lawyers?

Head of the table: Where are the lawyers?

Whether external or general counsel, lawyers quickly earn a seat at the “head table” and become the trusted go-to advisor for decision-makers in a company. Major transactions, decisions and plans will involve a lawyer, and their input is critical.