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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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Chambers managers to meet

The Lawyer is holding its fourth annual chambers management seminar this month to tackle the raft of difficult issues facing the Bar today. “It will be a very hands-on workshop looking at how chambers should best align themselves in the face of current market forces and Government restrictions,” says Chris Owen, senior clerk at 9 […]

The brave new world of competition

Raymond Cohen, partner, Linklaters Steven Beharrell, senior partner, Coudert Brothers Robert Lane, partner, Cameron McKenna The opening up of the UK electricity market has finally arrived. This will mean competition will be introduced to the UK energy market, making it the first country in the world to do so. Sector reform and the prospect of […]

In brief: Michael Scanlan

Michael Scanlan, senior partner at Glasgow family law specialist Russells Gibson McCaffrey, has taken over as president of the Law Society of Scotland. He replaces Philip Dry, whose parting shot involved presenting the new Scottish parliament with a “manifesto for change”, suggesting reforms for all areas of Scottish law.

CC and Linklaters act in Whitbread purchase

Clifford Chance and Linklaters have come to the end of a midnight run to complete the purchase of Allied Domecq’s retail arm by Whitbread. The u2.3bn deal was finally completed on 25 May after teams at both firms worked throughout the night to reach an agreement. Pending a completion period ending 2 August, Whitbread, represented […]

Osborne Clarke loses environment expert

Bournemouth firm Lester Aldridge has poached planning and environmental expert Andrew Hignett from Osborne Clarke. Hignett, 45, now heads the firm’s planning and environmental unit as a partner. He previously headed Osborne Clarke’s planning unit as an associate. Hignett says: “The purpose behind the move is to develop my work in the planning and public […]

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