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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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New offshore firm Thorp Alberga has made a move into Hong Kong with the opening of a new office and the recruitment of two partners from Maples and Calder. Funds partner Richard Thorp and structured finance partner Harriet Unger will lead the firm’s Asia practice. The boutique firm, headed by Michael Alberga in the Cayman […]

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Furley Page is a firm that is proud of its roots, and understandably so: not many can trace their history back to 1725, when ’man of affairs’ James Hanson set up a sole practice in Burgate, Canterbury. Since that time the firm has retained strong links with the city. Probably the biggest moment in its […]

Nabarro drives through £2bn vehicle deal with armed forces

Nabarro has claimed a prize mandate acting for winning bidder General Dynamics (GD) following the award of a multibillion-pound Ministry of Defence (MoD) contract, it is ­understood. The contract to supply the British armed forces with as many as 600 armoured scouting vehicles as part of the Future Rapid Effect ­System (Fres) programme is worth […]

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So it seems that the good folk down under at Clayton Utz are not taking the defection of some of their top lawyers lying down. The firm has allegedly got its knickers in something of a twist over partner Grant Fuzi leading a group of colleagues, Pied Piper style, over to A&O’s shimmering new Sydney […]

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