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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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Calls for opt-out approach to litigation funding as survey makes case for reform

Third-party litigation funding for class actions is supported by almost half of the legal profession but more needs to be done to make it fully viable, research commissioned by The Lawyer shows. A YouGovCentaur survey of 1,426 lawyers found that one in five respondents felt that external funding for claims could make a difference to […]

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The EU and UK need to implement new legislation if they want the latest CO2 storage technology to be a success In the battle against global climate change there are no silver bullets. However, one of the most promising technologies for tackling rising carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the burning of fossil fuels is carbon […]

Hilary Meredith, Hilary Meredith Solicitors

What was your first-ever job?Can-can dancer at a nightclub in Ibiza. What was your first-ever job?Can-can dancer at a nightclub in Ibiza. What was your worst experience as a trainee? I was sent to collect the senior partner’s car from the pound, having nipped to lunch instead of watching the car. Where’s the best place […]

Boodles bags LG tax and private capital partner

Private client firm Boodle Hatfield has hired an LG tax and private capital partner. Karen Marks will join as a partner and act for clients such as offshore trustees, private banks and financial institutions, and high net worth individuals. She told The Lawyer, “I had a terrific opportunity here to build the tax department,” adding […]

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