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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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Linklaters partner Christopher Johnson-Gilbert has joined the London office of offshore firm Conyers Dill & Pearman as an assistant Johnson-Gilbert has been a corporate partner since 1986 and recently advised companies in Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands (BVI) on investment funds. He was a partner in Linklaters‘ Hong Kong office from […]

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Clifford Chance is advising venture capital firm Catalyst and homeless magazine publisher the Big Issue on setting up a £50m social fund. The magic circle firm is setting up the fund pro bono after Catalyst’s main law firm Ashurst Morris Crisp decided to charge for the work. This is the first time Catalyst has used […]

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