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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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Litigation Personal Injury 18/1/99

Conneely v Redbridge & Waltham Forest Health Authority (1999) QBD (Burton J) 11 January 1999 Plaintiff: Male, new-born at date of accident; 6 years old at date of trial. Incident: Medical negligence Injuries: The plaintiff suffered brain damage and cerebral palsy as a result of the alleged negligence of the hospital staff overseeing his delivery. […]

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In brief: Titmuss Sainer Dechert

Titmuss Sainer Dechert, a leading London property firm, has taken the unusual move of appointing a legal executive to head up its planning department. The highly-rated Jason True takes over responsibility from Graham McGowan who will continue at the firm as head of the public sector unit. The planning department’s clients include Dixons, Fairview New […]

Tardy ambulance crew to face Law Lords

If successful, a case against the London Ambulance Service could pave the way for a flood of litigation, says Roger Pearson THE ACCOUNTABILITY of the ambulance service will be brought into focus in a High Court action scheduled for February. The Court of Appeal has ruled that London Ambulance Service must face a massive damages […]

Bar Council prepares to fight for compulsory subscriptions

The Bar Council is requesting an amendment to the Access to Justice Bill, making subscriptions to the body compulsory. Raising membership from 90 to 100 per cent will have obvious economic advantages and will strengthen the institution generally, says the Bar. However, it faces stiff opposition, particularly from the employed and non-practising Bar, of whom […]

A terrier from Yorkshire

Leigh, Day & Co senior partner Martyn Day originally thought the compensation claims of Japanese prisoners of war (PoW) was an “old fogeys” issue. Now he is on the verge of persuading the UK government into action which would force Japan into an embarrassing backtrack. Day changed his mind after a visit almost six years […]

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