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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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McGrigor Donald, Scotland’s biggest independent firm, has poached a team of five solicitors from a rival practice. Edinburgh-based Henderson Boyd Jackson will lose two partners and three assistant solicitors. The team is headed by partner Hannah Sutter, who specialises in intellectual property, and PFI lawyer Phil Myrescough. They are taking with them assistants Ian Catto, […]

Legal aid firms protest

THE BIGGEST legal aid firms are staunchly opposed to the Government’s plans for contracting their service, a new survey reveals. Their resistance is directed at the Access to Justice Bill currently being debated in the House of Lords. One of the main planks of the Bill is the contracting of legal aid. The Government sees […]

Anger as Government presses ahead with fast-track justice

The Government is pressing ahead with fast-track justice nationwide despite the fact that pilot schemes remain only half complete. The speed with which new procedures are being brought in has infuriated defence lawyers, and angered the Law Society. They predict potential chaos as magistrates, solicitor’s court clerks and the police struggle to get to grips […]

M&S caught without a licence

A TEST case battle by retail giant Marks and Spencer (M&S) to ward off claims for payment in respect of distribution of newspaper extracts supplied to them by a cuttings agency has failed. In a legal action which will have major implications in copyright circles, the High Court has ruled that M&S should pay a […]

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David Nunn led a property team at Simmons & Simmons which advised Reader’s Digest in the disposal of its European headquarter’s offices in Canary Wharf to German open ended fund, DIFA, for £59m in a sale and lease-back deal. DIFA was advised by a Linklaters team, led by James Knox and Jurgen Hubner of German […]

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