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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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Gunderson axes eight associates

West Coast firm Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian has axed eight associates in its second round of layoffs The cuts represent a 9 per cent reduction, taking the total number of associates to 82.New recruits take the strain as six of the cuts come from the 2001 autumn intake of associates.Gunderson laid off […]

Learning curve

Education law – the next big thing? A rising number of claims against schools and universities has already prompted some firms to launch dedicated education departments. Jennifer Currie reports on an emerging market Robert Boyd, head of Veale Wasbrough’s schools team, recollects: “When I started out there was no such topic as education law. But […]

Bingham and McCutchen Doyle merge to create Boston’s biggest

After eight months of talks Bingham Dana partners vote for merger; link-up creates 820-lawyer firm Bingham Dana is set to merge with San Francisco-based McCutchen Doyle Brown & Emerson, creating a national firm with 820 lawyers and revenues in excess of $400m (£273.9m). The two firms will formally merge in July, becoming Bingham McCutchen.Talks between […]

The World Cup blues

It’s not every day that a lawyer gets awarded The Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Rosette by His Majesty the Emperor of Japan. But after spending nigh on 40 years fostering relations between the US and Japan, which included setting up and running an office in Tokyo, Baker & McKenzie’s senior counsel […]

Clifford Chance fiddles with lockstep to win Brobeck team

Just as the magic circle firm says goodbye to the five Grimaldi superpointers, in come five more with a special pay deal Clifford Chance‘s decision to go ahead with the biggest lateral hire in the history of the legal profession and take on up to 21 partners from Brobeck Phleger & Harrison to open on […]

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