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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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Goodman Derrick advises on CCL sale to Hertz

Goodman Derrick has advised the shareholders of CCL Vehicle Rentals Ltd in respect of the sale of the company (for an undisclosed amount) to multinational car rental company Hertz. The CCL shareholders included management and outside parties and were led by majority shareholder Steven Tucker. Paul Webb led the Goodman Derrick team, which included Heli […]

Scope of warranties in a share purchase agreement

Belfairs agreed to buy a majority stake in Waveform Solutions Limited (the target) from Sutherland. Belfairs also agreed to provide an additional £600,000 interest-free loan to the target. Sutherland was to lend the target £1m — it was agreed that this would be taken from the sale proceeds. The share purchase agreement (SPA) contained a warranty […]

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Property costs cause 14 per cent drop in Lawrence Graham PEP to £260k

Lawrence Graham has become the latest firm to announce a sizeable drop in profitability, with average profit per equity partner (PEP) sliding by 14 per cent between 2011/12 and 2012/13 to £260,000. The firm’s financial results show PEP falling from £303,000 in 2011/12 (25 July 2012), while turnover fell 7.5 per cent from £56m to […]

Broadcasters strive to halt Aereo: the next episode

In April, we wrote about the ongoing dispute surrounding Aereo, the upstart technology company that utilises warehouses full of tiny antennas to capture over-the-air television and then retransmit it over the internet to its subscribers’ digital devices. Broadcasters, who view Aereo as a threat to the millions of dollars in performance royalties that cable systems […]

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