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THE ADVOCATE 955 VOL. 75 PART 6 NOVEMBER 2017 “‘A fiduciary is not allowed to put himself in a position where his interest and his duty conflict.’ ‘A fiduciary is disentitled from making a profit out of his position.’ These two principles have danced a dizzying waltz through the history of the law of fiduciaries. And, as long as they have been dancing, academics have been whispering in the corners, trying to fathom their relationship”: Shepherd, Law of Fiduciaries (Toronto: Carswell, 1981), cited in Re Schroeter Estate (2001), 57 O.R. (3d) 8 (S.C.). The Government of the U.K has appointed the fourth non-lawyer in a row as Lord Chancellor (and the second in 12 months). He is David Lidington. He has been an MP since 1992 and until the recent election was leader of the House of Commons. Before he entered Parliament he worked for BP and Rio Tinto-Zink Corp. He has a record of voting in favour of restricting legal aid and voted in favour of repealing the Human Rights Act, 1998. He replaces Liz Truss who was demoted because of criticism that she failed to support the judiciary when it came under media attack during the Brexit judicial review. “Shall We Dance?” was, as described on IMDb, “a romantic comedy where a bored, overworked Estate Lawyer, upon first sight of a beautiful instructor, signs up for ballroom dancing lessons”. For those more fond of Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr in the The King and I, we ask, “Shall we dance? / On a bright cloud of music shall we fly?” Yul Brynner successfully petitioned together with the (U.S.) National Labor Relations Board for enforcement of an order issued February 19, 1980, directing Actors’ Equity Association to cease enforcing a non-uniform union dues structure that discriminates against non-resident alien employees, and ordering repayment of improperly assessed overcharges: 1981 U.S. App. LEXIS 19166. Brynner was described in the reasons for judgment as “a Swiss citizen and resident of France who was admitted into the United States to play the King of Siam in The King and I, a revival of a play in which he starred some years ago. If he had been a U.S. citizen or resident, his dues to Actor’s Equity for the first year of the play’s run would have been $400; under the separate schedule for non-resident aliens, he was required to pay $45,000.” Carolyn J. Askew was appointed a member of the Vancouver Police Board for a term ending December 31, 2018. The Manchester, U.K. Law Society received over 200 offers of help from law firms and barristers following its appeal after the May 22, 2017 Manchester


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