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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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The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) has expanded its direct access panel to 50 mediators, with 16 new members. The CEDR Solve direct panel, which already boasts members including former Lord Chief Justice Lord Woolf and ex-Court of Appeal judge Sir Henry Brooke, have seen City lawyers from DLA Piper, Lovells and Norton Rose […]

The perils of going global

There’s an attempt at lofty unconcern at Simmons & Simmons, but Lovells’ raid on its Tokyo office has made it look slightly more fragile abroad than it would like. Simmons kicked off a review of some of its international operations over a year ago. Managing partner Mark Dawkins’ analysis of what his firm can afford […]

Wragges promotes eight to director

Wragge & Co has promoted eight associates to the role of director, bringing the total number in the job to 27. The director role was introduced at the firm in 2005 to reward associates with an exceptional level of experience and skill. Senior partner Quentin Poole said: “Each of the eight new directors has demonstrated […]

One Essex Court clerking legend calls it a day

One Essex Court is gearing up for an administrative shake-up as the set’s renowned senior clerk Paul Shrubsall is standing down. Shrubsall, who was hailed as one of six legendary clerks in The Lawyer’s 20th anniversary edition, will leave the chambers on 31 July but will return to the set at the beginning of October […]

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