We are excited to bring you a special four episode miniseries, Undisputed: Litigation Trends Explored, unpacking the findings from our 2024 Litigation Trends Survey. Join hosts Ted Brook, Partner and Erin Brown, Senior Associate at Norton Rose Fulbright, as they’re joined by special guests and industry leaders for an inside look on the newest trends in litigation —from ESG, to cybersecurity, to regulatory investigations and much more.
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Undisputed: Revealing 2024’s top litigation trends
What’s top of mind for litigation and disputes lawyers? Increased regulatory proceedings, rising class actions, and ever-growing concerns around ESG remain a priority for general counsel and in-house litigation leaders across Canada according to the Canadian findings from Norton Rose Fulbright’s Annual Litigation Trends Survey.
UK anti-corruption developments and their extraterritorial reach
When will a company be held responsible if its employees are involved in wrongdoing? Are all companies measured by the same degree of accountability?
CEPA and the “right” to a healthy environment
In June, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) was amended for the first time in over 20 years.
Pro bono publico in Canada
At its core, pro bono refers to lawyers’ broader duty to give back to communities, helping to bridge the gap in access to justice.
Influencers, advertising and social media
Influencer advertising is one of the most pervasive and effective forms of marketing, but consumers are not always aware that an advertisement is being promoted as such.
Canadian Competition Act
In June 2023, the Competition Bureau is set to start enforcing amendments to Canada’s Competition Act that were announced in June 2022.
Canada’s economic sanctions regime
Sanctions compliance is increasingly complex: events in the past 12 months have triggered rapid developments in sanctions regimes in Canada and across the globe.
The 2023 Litigation Trends Survey
We surveyed 437 in-house counsel across Canada and the US on their 2022 disputes experiences and expectations for 2023.
A culture of employee engagement
Have you noticed terms such as “the great resignation” and “quiet quitting” being thrown around in the last year or two?
Working with litigation experts
Experts have a vital role in helping the court understand technical issues to reach a fair and reasoned decision. But how do you pick the right expert for the case?
When ending an employment contract, what constitutes just cause? Does employee misconduct mean they are not entitled to notice of termination or payment in lieu?
What do cryptocurrency and cannabis have in common? They both attract new and unseasoned investors who may be exposed to significant risks.
The conversation on climate change and sustainability disputes continues. In this episode, we’re talking about greenwashing.
Across Canada, steps are being taken to tackle payment delays and disputes in the construction industry.
Web3, NFTs and the Metaverse
As the Metaverse is expected to become a $1 trillion market, many of the world’s largest companies are investing, developing NFTs and building operating platforms.
Modern Slavery, part two
Part two of our series on Modern Slavery looks at what Canada is doing to tackle this global issue.
Modern Slavery, part one
Forty million. That is the estimated number of people trapped in modern slavery, with supply chains being a key risk area.
From disruption to dispute – Mitigating supply chain risk
The past two years have brought uncertain, sometimes turbulent times to Canadian businesses and their supply chains.
Trade secrets and protecting your IP
Is a competitor using your trade secrets? Is a former employee misusing confidential information? This episode is all about trade secret rights and how to enforce them.
AI and the law
Artificial Intelligence is changing our legal environment. But as machines continue to inform decision making and human interaction, what does this mean for long-established principles such as causation, standard of care, and procedural fairness?
Trends in Canadian class actions
Class actions are a rapidly evolving risk for Canadian businesses. COVID-19, employment, privacy, consumer protection are a few areas where activity has increased.
“Return” to work?
The workplace Canadians are “returning” to is not what it was two years ago. The way we work – what, where and how we do it – has changed.
Litigation funding: a Canadian update
Litigation funding is an established practice in jurisdictions such as the US and the UK, and is now becoming a regular feature of Canadian litigation.
COP26 and Canadian energy
In this episode we connect key points from COP26 to current efforts in Canada to reduce emissions and develop sustainable technology.
Climate change disputes
At the date of this podcast, there are over 1800 global climate change lawsuits. 18 months ago, that number was 1,543.
Battle for the Board: proxy fights happen when shareholders rally to gain control of the company and its future.
Parent company liability
Can the Canadian parent of a multinational organization be liable for actions of its foreign subsidiaries?
Managing a breach
Data breaches in Canada hit a record high last year with an average cost of more than $6 million per incident.
The ransomware industry is booming and attacks are up 151% this year compared to 2020. And the chaos it's causing is becoming more widespread.