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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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Heavyweights show their muscle

The Lawyer has sounded out those in the know to find which silks are considered the champions of the commercial bar. The leading practitioners in this area have singled out the ‘premier league’ of silks, senior juniors and juniors to watch in the future. This list is not exhaustive but is based on the subjective […]

Necessary reforms

Michael Brindle considers whether drafting a new set of rules will mean confusion for the commercial Court. Michael Brindle QC is a barrister at Fountain Court Chambers. The Commercial Court led the way in introducing case management techniques into civil litigation. The Commercial Court Guide, which existed before Lord Woolf started his campaign to clean […]

In brief: BEG welcomes Govt human rights move

Clients will get swifter and cheaper justice following the incorporation of the European Convention on Human Rights into British law, according to Bar European Group chair Nicholas Paines QC. “I think it will be more economic and certainly quicker,” said Paines of Labour’s decision to allow human rights cases to go directly to the British […]

In brief: Asian helpline “breaks down barriers”

A legal helpline set up in January by the Society of Asian Lawyers (Sal) has received more than 500 calls from the Asian community in the UK. The free and confidential line is staffed by qualified volunteers. The society now has plans to expand the services it provides to the community. “By offering legal advice […]

Specialists pull plug on med neg work

DWINDLING legal aid payments and the Woolf Report recommendations have forced a Manchester firm to close its medical negligence department in what could become a trend for closures. Betesh Fox & Co shut up shop after taking a “pragmatic business decision” that medical negligence work was no longer “commercially viable”, even though the firm set […]

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