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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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Corporate specialists at Shoosmiths have advised UK-based online learning provider Learndirect on two linked acquisitions of training businesses. Learndirect has bought the shares of TABS Training and the business and certain assets of TLE. The TABS acquisition was led by partner Karen Procter (corporate) with support from partner Karen Fletcher (employment) and associate Lisa On-Iam […]

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In Global Legal Review’s Corporate Tax, Selen İbrahimoğlu Güreş and Selman Koç from Cerrahoğlu review corporate taxation policy in Turkey, noting significant technical developments and trends in taxation policy… If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the Cerrahoğlu briefing. If not, please register […]

Allen & Overy advises Co-operative Group and Co-operative Bank on plan to generate capital

Allen & Overy is advising the Co-operative Group and the Co-operative Bank on the comprehensive plan announced on 17 June 2013 to generate capital for the bank and provide stability. The group has agreed to support the capital requirements, which will involve: An exchange offer to investors in the bank’s subordinated capital securities; at least […]

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BLP’s Lawyers on Demand expands service with launch of On Call

Lawyers on Demand (LoD), the Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP)-backed legal resourcing business which has until now provided lawyers to in-house teams and other law firms on a secondment basis is rolling out a new pay-as-you-go service. The new business line is branded LoD On Call while the secondment business line has been re-branded LoD On Site. […]

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