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Canada’s legal system has its origins in British common law. Quebec, however, still retains a civil system for issues of private law. Both legal systems are subject to the Constitution of Canada, from which all laws formally derive their power. There are 95,000 lawyers in Canada with 3,500 notaries in Quebec.

Law Society of Upper Canada reports on alternative business structures

A Law Society of Upper Canada working group on Alternative Business Structures (ABS) has released its findings in a report to the organisation’s governing body.

The legal future: the view from Canada

Those caught up in the legal futures discourse in Canada can’t help but notice something important – the future has already arrived.

Legal Life in... Canada

Amanda Hunter from Hicks Morley in Toronto tells us about legal life in Canada and what opportunities are there for co-operation with UK law firms. Amanda is a speaker at the Law Society’s International Employment conference on 14 October.

New website launched for Québec Lawyers Abroad

The Avocats Hors Quebec (AHQ), the group representing members of the Barreau du Québec working abroad, has launched a new website for its members. The site includes a regular newsletter, forum and members only area.

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Americas and the Caribbean

Your contact for this region is Ben Stevenson

Ben Stevenson

International Policy Adviser: Americas and Caribbean