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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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The reverberations of the technology crash are still being felt today, not least by those law firms servicing the industry in Silicon Valley. Kathryn Hobbs reports on the ultimate losses – jobs When Brobeck Phleger & Harrison announced its third round associate redundancies earlier in the month, the shockwaves were still felt across Silicon Valley. […]

Kowa ditches Eversheds to plump for Tite & Lewis

Tite & Lewis, the firm linked to Ernst & Young (E&Y), has snatched a new international client from under the nose of Eversheds The firm has just done its first piece of work for Japanese client Kowa Company, for whom it bought 5 per cent of the issued shares in UK-listed SkyePharma.SkyePharma was Kowa’s first […]

Mayer Brown caught in CFS fraud firing line

Fraud and negligence charges denied by US firm; no limited liability in Illinois Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw stands accused of securities fraud and negligence by institutional investors in bankrupt US company Commercial Financial Services (CFS). The investors have taken issue with work undertaken by Mayer Brown on securitisation transactions for CFS.The case could spell […]

SJ Berwin helps community funds

SJ Berwin has advised pro bono on the creation of the UK’s first community development venture funds The new £40m investment funds opened for business last week, aimed at boosting enterprise in disadvantaged communities by increasing access to finance for local entrepreneurs.SJ Berwin got involved in the project via longstanding client Apax Partners. Apax founder […]

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The National Audit Office reported on 24 April that the NHS is facing a £4.4bn legal bill for medical negligence claims. Edward Leigh, the chairman of the Commons Public Accounts Committee, said that he was extremely worried by the scale of the cost to the NHS and urged reform of the compensation system. “We’re living […]

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