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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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Flood of cases for review commission

The newly launched Criminal Cases Review Commission had received 53 applications to review suspected miscarriages of justice, days before it officially opened last week. The commission, a non-departmental body established to investigate suspected miscarriages of criminal justice, already has to review 180 cases which have transferred from the Home Office. A spokesman for the commission […]

The Lawyer Inquiry: Costas Andrea

Costas Andrea was born in London in 1962. He is now principal of Andrea & Co. What was your first job? Shelf-stacker at Sainsburys. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? £6,000. What would you have done if you hadn’t become a lawyer? Pathologist. Which law could you live without? All laws around […]

Law Soc seeks OFT fees probe

The Law Society is to ask the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to consider if the three law firms involved in Hambro Countrywide’s in-house conveyancing service are acting in an anti-competitive manner by jointly offering a flat fee of £350. The society said it was not reporting Eversheds, Shoosmith & Harrison and Middlesex firm EDC […]

Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 08/04/97

William Henry Edwards, admitted 1962, struck off July 1987, refused restoration to the role and ordered to pay £556 costs. Edwards struck off after allegations substantiated that he failed to submit accountants reports pursuant to rules, wrongly drew client money, failed to maintain account books correctly, used client money for personal purposes, drew client money […]

Allens Arthur Robinson shuts down London office as it focuses attention on Australasia

Australian firm Allens Arthur Robinson is closing down its London office at the same time as announcing a link-up with a Thailand law firm. The London office, which is a joint venture between Australian practice Allen Allen Hemsley and Arthur Robinson Heddwicke, closed its doors to new clients from 1 July but the office will […]

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