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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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Harris wins Lovells election

Lovells has elected finance head David Harris to succeed Lesley MacDonagh as its new managing partner. Harris, who is due to take office on 1 May 2005 for a four year term, beat off fierce competition from rivals Andrew Skipper, Lovells head of commercial, and competition head John Pheasant. The election took place one year […]

Life at Lovells

Helen Power, City editor What is going on at Lovells? If things go on as they are, the City firm will end up with lower profit per partner than both DLA and Berwin Leighton Paisner. From an average of £590,000 per partner last year, the Lovells bluebloods will take home just £475,000 compared with the Northern upstarts at […]

Pinsents and Masons pick joint London chiefs ahead of December merger

Pinsents and Masons have named Martin Lane and Martin Roberts as joint London managing partners ahead of the national firms’ tie-up in December. Lane, currently Pinsents’ national head of corporate, and Masons litigator Roberts are due to take the helm on 6 December, when the merger goes live. It is understood that both partners were […]

Who beat Richard’s Mighty Arse?

Thanks to Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr partner Richard Eaton for putting Tulkinghorn straight on his footballing facts. An earlier diary story about Emma Slessenger, the lawyer who came second in BBC Radio 4’s Brain of Britain quiz, incorrectly stated that Brian Clough’s Nottingham Forest was the last team to go unbeaten throughout an […]

Opinion

By easing red tape on public offerings, the SEC will bring the process into the 21st century Remember the Google interview in Playboy? In case you missed it, it was with Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the two Stanford University science graduates who founded the company. The problem? The interview had been granted in April, […]

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