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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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In brief: Co-operation Ireland launch UK legal arm

Non-political charity Co-operation Ireland will launch a lawyers group this week to support cross-border projects in Ireland. The charity, headed by Terry Neill, chairman of the Arthur Andersen board, will hold its first reception for lawyers at Collyer-Bristow’s offices on Wednesday. Also sponsoring the event is Allied Irish Bank, The Lawyer and Magrath & Co. […]

MDPs are a 'fraud' says IBA's Spanish council member

Spain’s leading law firm J&A Garrigues Andersen has responded coolly to a combative stance taken at the International Bar Conference on associations between lawyers and accountants. Bernado Cremades, Spain’s representative on the IBA’s ruling council and a member of the Madrid Bar Association, told delegates that “trying to combine accountants and law firms is not […]

Antipodean overload

I was interested to read the article “New Zealand firm goes on recruitment drive in UK” (The Lawyer, 21 October). While I have every sympathy with firms seeking assistants and not finding suitable candidates, your readers should be aware NZ salaries have been near static for years. Major Auckland firms have recently been hiring recent […]

Employed barristers threaten to boycott Bar Council over rights of audience

Employed barristers are threatening to complain to the competition authorities, and to brief solicitor advocates rather than counsel, if the Bar does not push hard enough to give them rights of audience. Despite a long campaign, employed barristers currently have less rights of audience than solicitor advocates or even employed solicitors. The Bar Council is […]

In brief: Conflict of interests?

Withers partner David Mills has rejected as “mischievous” Tory claims that his previous job as non-executive director at Benetton Formula created a potential conflict of interest for his wife, Health Minister Tessa Jowell, in the exemption of Formula One from the ban on tobacco advertising in British sport.

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