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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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In brief: LCD focuses on judgment enforcement

The Lord Chancellor’s Department has published a consultation paper on the enforcement of civil court judgments. The paper aims to open up the debate on how enforcement might be made more effective.

LAB accelerates move to criminal block contracting

The Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine, will next month ask the Legal Aid Board (LAB) to draw up plans for exclusive block contracting for criminal legal aid – even though pilots of it have only just begun. The LAB closed negotiations with firms taking part in the two-year criminal block contract pilot on 31 May, although […]

Litigation Personal Injury 16/6/98

Atkinson v Associated Electrical Industries & anor – QBD 29 April 1998 Claimant: Wendy Atkinson, 54 Incident: Asbestosis fatality Injuries: Claimant is widow of electrical engineer who died, aged 53, from mesothelioma, 30 years after being exposed to asbestos fibres while working in a north Wales colliery on a project which lasted just two and […]

Prison access to be reviewed

The Law Lords have given leave for a probe into the rights of journalists to professional access to those serving prison sentences. The Lawyer recently reported that they were considering granting leave for an appeal against an Appeal Court ruling that prison authorities can ban visits to prisoners by journalists in the absence of undertakings […]

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