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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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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s managing partner divulged today (13 July) that the firm was in an ongoing dispute with one of its retired partners. Freshfields managing partner Peter Jeffcote made the admission in the final moments of being questioned by tribunal chairman Thomas Ryan in the hearing of age discrimination claims brought by Freshfields’ former insolvency […]

Committee calls for attorney general role to be abolished

The “ancient office” of the attorney general is “not sustainable”, a report by the Constitutional Affairs Committee alleged today (19 July). The committee has called for reforms to restore public confidence in the attorney general. The move comes following the several controversial decisions made over the BAE Systems fraud and the ‘cash for peerages’ investigations. […]

Shipping: Steady as she goes

Britannia is still holding her own in the shipping and international trade arena, says Fred Konynenburg Traditionally London has enjoyed a reputation as the world’s leading centre for resolving legal disputes in the fields of shipping and international trade. Recently, however, London’s global market share has come under assault from various competitors and, as a […]

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