Monthly Archives: January 2016

(Français) Témoignages – Expériences politiques et militantes

Certains étudiants pourraient hésiter, de peur que cela nuise pendant la course au stage, à mettre de l’avant certaines de leurs expériences passées lorsque celles-ci paraissent controversées. Selon nous, il faut plutôt les afficher et les assumer pleinement.

Ayant été respectivement président de la Fédération étudiante universitaire du Québec (FEUQ) de 2008 à 2009 et candidat aux élections provinciales en 2012 pour le Parti libéral du Québec, il est évident à nos yeux, comme à ceux du comité de recrutement, que ces expériences ont été très formatrices et enrichissantes.

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“Ancora adds Inverness, is now managing $4 billion,” Carl Grassi quoted in Crain’s Cleveland Business

For The Ancora Group, the recent acquisition of Beachwood investment adviser Inverness Holdings punctuates several years of growth of revenues and market share.

And some experts believe these kinds of combinations could become more common in the future as firms compete for business.

The merger creates the new, dedicated family wealth practice Ancora Inverness, which joins Ancora Advisors and Ancora Securities to comprise The Ancora Group.

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(Français) Témoignage d’une étudiante – Sortez vos vraies couleurs!

Aux futurs candidats: n’ayez surtout pas peur de mettre de l’avant les activités et l’expérience hors cursus qui vous distinguent ! Que vous soyez artiste, musicien, sportif, globe-trotteur ou intellectuel, la plupart de vos expériences parascolaires constituent un atout qui vous démarquera. N’hésitez-pas à accorder de l’importance dans votre CV à vos activités extra-curriculum. On oublie parfois que les habiletés et compétences que l’on développe dans des activités hors professionnelles apportent une richesse qui peut être mise à contribution dans la pratique d’un avocat. Par exemple, par son engagement dans la communauté, un candidat démontre qu’il sait faire preuve de responsabilité et de générosité. Certes, la connaissance du droit est essentielle pour un jeune avocat, mais les cabinets recherchent davantage.

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Payment terms in construction contracts: Do they comply?

Introduction

A number of common law countries in the Asia Pacific region have introduced security of payment legislation for construction contracts.  Such legislation can present a number of pitfalls for the unwary, particularly where payment arrangements are concerned.

There are two main approaches to payment terms in construction contracts.  These differing approaches are considered below.

 

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Attaching debt due under letter of credit

In Taurus Petroleum v State Oil Marketing Co [2015] EWCA Civ 835, the Court of Appeal rejected an appeal striking out a third party debt order made to enforce an arbitration award against State Oil.

The London branch of a French bank had issued letters of credit which contained a promise to make payment in favour of State Oil to a specific account in New York.

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Opposing a commercial lease renewal under the 1954 Act

This is the last in the series of articles on the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 and the grounds upon which a landlord can oppose a renewal under that Act.  This article looks at the ground in section 30(1)(g), known colloquially as owner occupation.  The ground is as follows:

“On the termination of the current tenancy the landlord intends to occupy the holding for the purposes or partly for the purposes of the business to be carried on by him therein or as his residence”.

The section gives rise to three tests:

  • Who will be in occupation?
  • How much of the holding will be occupied?
  • Will that occupation be as a business or residence?

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Week of January 18, 2016 on ILNToday – A Roundup!

roundupAs we on the east coast batten down the hatches for winter storm Jonas, it’s time for another roundup! Don’t forget to check in about how you’re doing with your LinkedIn challenge as well – are you reaching out to your connections? This week, I managed to make a new connection from someone who had looked at my profile, and I realized that I could help him by introducing him to two of my lawyers who share a practice area specialty with him – potential referral sources for everyone! So while it’s been taking some discipline to stick with reaching out to three connections a day, it’s proving to be worthwhile in deepening my LinkedIn experience. 

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Monitoring Private Communications not a Breach of Human Rights

European judges have ruled that employers are entitled to read private communications sent using an employer’s IT system over the internet during work hours.The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that a company that read an employee’s messages sent through Yahoo Messenger while he was at work were within their rights to do so.

The ruling comes as a result of Barbulescu v Romania, in which an employee (Barbulescu) set up a Yahoo Messenger account for professional use and to communicate on behalf of his employers. When he established the account, he had been notified that his communications could be monitored. He was later dismissed after he was found to be breaching use of this account. 

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(Français) Témoignage d’un étudiant: L’implication scolaire dans le CV

Plusieurs se demandent que faire pour attirer l’attention des recruteurs. Dans cette optique, beaucoup d’options sont offertes par les différentes universités sur le plan de l’implication parascolaire. Il y a lieu de se demander si ces activités jouent un rôle dans les chances d’un étudiant de décrocher un stage.

D’abord, je tiens à mentionner que l’implication scolaire ne saurait représenter, selon moi, une simple façon d’orner son CV aux fins de la course aux stages. Cela demande souvent beaucoup d’heures et d’efforts, de même qu’une capacité de gérer son horaire, entre les cours, les nombreuses lectures et les différentes activités. C’est ici, je crois, que l’implication devient un bel outil pour un étudiant. En effet, bien au-delà du CV, c’est souvent à travers de telles activités qu’il peut mettre à contribution ses différentes qualités et en acquérir plusieurs autres. 

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FATHERS – How do I obtain parental rights and responsibilities?

1. If your child’s mother agrees you should have them.

If you both agree that you should have parental rights and responsibilities, then you simply require to complete a form which is signed by the mother.

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