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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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Cobbetts set to raise client charge-out rates

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David Casement, barrister, Exchange Chambers What was your first job? A summer placement with what is now CMS Cameron McKenna in London. What was your worst experience as a pupil? The second day of pupillage, when my pupil master was still cross-examining a witness at 11pm and the hearing ended around midnight. That was a […]

Jubilee Line fraud: the end of the line for trial by jury?

“We had invited the judge to address case management issues from the outset. If this is going to be used to bash juries it would be a travesty, because there’s nothing wrong with the jury system,” says Brian Spiro, Burton Copeland partner and defence lawyer on the collapsed Jubilee Line fraud trial. Yes, Spiro has […]

Baker Botts bucks Asian trend with HK opening

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