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Lawyers praise Ottawa’s relaunch of the Law Commission of Canada

FOLRAC, which includes seven law reform organizations across Canada, from British Columbia to Nova Scotia, generally makes its recommendations to the justice minister, Howie says. “Having a federal law reform agency is excellent in terms of both questions of national significance, or [for] matters that fall exclusively under federal jurisdiction and that provincial law reform […]

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Law Society of Ontario Approves Regulatory Sandbox for Legal Technology

The Convocation of the Law Society of Ontario has approved a five-year regulatory sandbox pilot project to encourage the development of innovative technological legal services in the province. Sandbox participants will need to apply and obtain approval to operate for a specific period – typically two years, according to a FAQ published on the LSO […]

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The 2021 Birmingham Law Society Award Winners

The Birmingham Law Society has revealed the winners of its 2021 Legal Awards. Held online last night, the awards recognized members of Birmingham’s legal community in 12 categories, including apprentices, pro bono work and small local and national practices. The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Steven Jonas in his 40th year as a lawyer. […]

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Law Commission proposes changes to inheritance law

The rights of family members to challenge a will and the rights of a partner in the event of death are among the areas the Law Commission considers in its examination of inheritance law. Inheritance law, which determines who inherits a person’s property upon death, currently allows people to give property by will, generally as […]

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Law Commission proposes changes to ‘outdated’ inheritance law

Company April 15, 2021 12:00 a.m.3 minute read Current law generally allows people to donate property by will, but may be challenged by some people, especially close family. Photo / 123RF The Law Commission is proposing changes to laws about who inherits a person’s property upon death. A discussion paper and public consultation website were […]

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head of the Law Commission to see through the next reform program | New

Sir Nicholas Green’s tenure as Chairman of the Law Commission has been extended so that he can see through the 14e law reform program, the Court of Appeal judge Gazette. The Lord Chancellor has approved an extension of Green’s tenure as chairman of the independent body that oversees the law for one year from August […]

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Vietnamese ambassador stands for re-election to the International Law Commission | Politics

Ambassador Nguyen Hong Thao (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam’s Permanent Missions to the United Nations (UN) in New York and Geneva recently sent diplomatic notes to the UN and to countries informing the candidacy Ambassador Nguyen Hong Thao to the International Law Commission (ILC) for the 2023-2027 term, marking the official start of the […]