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Canada: new occupational health and safety act expands scope of employer duties

On June 1, 2018, amendments to Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act came into force, significantly expanding the nature of the health and safety obligations owed by employers and businesses in Alberta. This article focuses on one of the areas in which changes have been made: the expansion of the types of entities that have […]

Use of injunction in modern trespass cases

By Leanne Norton and Lucy Shepherd In two recent cases of trespass, injunctions have been the preferred remedy rather than possession. An injunction is a court order that requires a party to do a specific act, or to refrain from doing a specific act. Injunctions are a discretionary remedy and an interim injunction might be […]

Adjudication watch June 2018: what you need to know

In this latest ‘Adjudication Watch’ our construction team provides updates on significant adjudication decisions: Mailbox (Birmingham) Ltd v Galliford Try Building Ltd (formerly known as Galliford Try Construction Ltd) [2017] Christopher Linnett Ltd and Mr Christopher Linnett v Matthew J Harding [2017] Baldwin and another v J R Pickstock Ltd [2017] Victory House General Partner […]

Messi scores important victory in longrunning EU trademark dispute

The General Court of the European Union ruled that the Barcelona and Argentina football star Lionel Andrés Messi, can register his European Union trade mark (EUTM) application for ‘MESSI’ in classes 3, 9, 14, 16, 25 and 28 (covering a wide range of products including fragrances, jewellery, clothing and sports equipment) notwithstanding an opposition led […]

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CC matches Cravath associate bonuses

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Apil set for fight on Compensation Bill

An unlikely alliance between lawyers and politicians is setting out to challenge the Government’s draft Compensation Bill ahead of its passage through Parliament. The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (Apil) is supporting a report produced by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Insurance & Financial Services, which proposes axing the bill’s clause defining negligence. Apil […]

CC scoops £2.7bn Punch deal after Slaughters conflict

Clifford Chance has bagged its first successful M&A deal for Punch Taverns thanks to a Slaughter and May conflict. The magic circle firm advised the UK-listed pub company on the £2.7bn acquisition of Spirit Group, which was announced earlier today (1 December). According to reports rival bidders for Spirit included the Barclay Brothers, property mogul […]

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