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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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Faced with increasingly demanding clients in a highly competitive market, many law firms are turning to branding. But, can rebranding exercises really improve a firm’s fortunes? Maybe. Sean Farrell explains. The letters page hummed with dissent last month following editor Sean Brierley’s attack on the marketing industry’s obsession with “the power of the brand” (The […]

SIF case must wait until May

SOLICITOR Michael Dalton’s long-awaited day in the High Court is hanging in the balance as the Law Society claims one day is insufficient time to hear the case. The Portsmouth lawyer, who is seeking a judicial review of his Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF) bill, could now go to the High Court in April or May […]

City firms in European offensive

UK firms are pushing to conquer the European market this week with a string of new offices, mergers and partner hires. While Herbert Smith is opening an office in Moscow, SJ Berwin is poised to merge with a French firm and Simmons & Simmons is about to establish a presence in Spain. In other moves, […]

OSS failures shame the legal profession

THE OFFICE for the Supervision of Solicitors (OSS) was in the firing line yet again last week, after being ordered to pay u1,000 compensation for poor complaints handling. Legal Services Ombudsman, Ann Abraham’s ruling highlighted how the OSS had failed at the most basic level to reply to the complainants letters and phone calls. Sadly, […]

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