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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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Coffin Mew asks mystery shoppers to rate service

Hampshire-based Coffin Mew has started a mystery shopping service in a bid to improve client experience and benchmark itself against competitors. The move is part of the firm’s recently launched ‘client excellence’ programme, which looks at improving levels of customer service following the feedback of secret shoppers. General customer experience, such as accessibility to staff, […]

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Overriding interests

Brecher managing partner Nicky Richmond tries to separate the church from the chancel ahead of some key changes that are due to come in next October 13 October 2013. A significant date and not only because it’s my birthday. It’s the date on which certain overriding interests will lose their overriding status at the stroke […]

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LG and Slaughters finalise £1.2bn Cove Energy takeover

Lawrence Graham (LG) and Slaughter and May have advised on the £1.22bn takeover of Cove Energy by PTTEP Africa Investment after Clifford Chance client Royal Dutch Shell pulled out of the bidding. LG advised Cove, an Africa-focused oil and gas group with a valuable interest in an offshore natural gas source. The firm fielded a […]

Ex-A&O partner rearrested on child pornography charges

Former Allen & Overy (A&O) partner Edward De Sear has been arrested for a second time on child pornography offences. De Sear, who worked in A&O’s capital markets group in New York, was arrested on Thursday 23 August and indicted on additional charges of collecting and distributing images of child pornography, according to reports on […]

Pinsent Masons cuts 47 jobs in post-merger redundancies

Pinsent Masons has completed its post-merger redundancy consultation among support staff, with 47 losing their jobs. Pinsents began the redundancy consultation in June (25 June 2012) when around 40 back office staff were expected to lose their jobs. The firm said the consultation was a result of its merger with Scottish firm McGrigors, which created […]

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