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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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Leicester practice in first Bosnia stress case

A FIRM acting on behalf of a soldier suffering from stress because of his inability to help persecuted Bosnian citizens is calling for solicitors handling similar cases to get in touch. The appeal has been issued by Leicester firm Lawson-West, but it suspects it may have come across the first case of its kind. The […]

Lloyds Bank. The Dibb Lupton view

There has been a remarkable level of interest in this particular case. It has largely concentrated on the fact that the plaintiffs have won damages of £77,529 from Lloyds Bank. There has been scant mention of the fact that the plaintiffs were claiming in excess of £500,000 or that there is an outstanding counter-claim of […]

An Impeteus for change

The papers for the Law Society Council meeting on 21 September include my paper What is wrong with the Law Society? What are we going to do about it? – backed up by two resolutions urging a programme of action. One resolution proposes a review of the way in which the society is organised with […]

The Dream Team

Lawyers and their secretaries may not have as exciting a time as depicted in the films The Firm or The Client, but they certainly have their own views on the ‘ideal’ other half of the working relationship. Forget the images portrayed by Tom Cruise, Susan Sarandon or Holly Hunter, the lawyers and secretaries canvassed in […]

Housing experts split watchdog work

WELSH firm Morgan Bruce and newly-formed specialist Arden Chambers are to share the contract to advise the ombudsman for gripes against housing associations. Teams of lawyers will advise and carry out research on the legal issues arising from the complaints. Both Morgan Bruce and Arden have strong reputations for housing and other public sector work, […]

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