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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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Ashfords chief executive Ian Daniells is set to return to fee earning following the firm’s bolt-on merger with Rochman Landau and a subsequent management reshuffle. Following Ashfords’ acquisition of Rochman Landau in March (5 March 2012), the firm has decided to slim its board, which had grown to 10 members. The new board will comprise […]

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Browne Jacobson has cemented a record year of growth by launching in the South West with a 25-strong team hired from local firm Veitch Penny. The deal involved Brown Jacobson buying the lease of Veitch Penny’s four-floor Exeter office and sub-letting two of the floors back to the local firm. The defendant insurance and employment […]

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Screw team-building days and schmoozing trips, the next decade of the legal market is going to look like an episode of British comedy Fonejacker. Not dissimilar to the TV programme, which stars a prank caller who phones unsuspecting companies pretending to be different characters, Hampshire-based law firm Coffin Mew has hired a ‘secret shopping’ service […]

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Travelers hires European legal chief from Flagstone Re

Travelers has hired a counsel from Flagstone Re as head of legal and compliance across its European businesses. John Abramson has replaced Alistair Gunn, who had been at the company for 20 years. It is not known where Gunn has moved to. Abramson is based in London and is charged with ensuring that Travelers’ legal […]

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Coffin Mew asks mystery shoppers to rate service

Hampshire-based Coffin Mew has started a mystery shopping service in a bid to improve client experience and benchmark itself against competitors. The move is part of the firm’s recently launched ‘client excellence’ programme, which looks at improving levels of customer service following the feedback of secret shoppers. General customer experience, such as accessibility to staff, […]

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