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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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The work-life quiz

David Hutton, head of built environment, Bevan Brittan What was your first-ever job? Bob-a-job as a boy scout and then a carpenter’s mate. What was your worst experience as a trainee? Having to learn all about girls’ dolls in an international IP dispute between doll manufacturers. Where’s the best place to go if you want […]

Careers: In brief

John Wells has been elected as the 42nd national president of the Institute of Legal Executives (Ilex). Wells is a partner at the Roberts Rose Partnership in Leicester and specialises in conveyancing and probate work. During his presidential year, he will focus on the changes Ilex will make to meet the Government’s response to the […]

Browne Jacobson records big jump in profit

Browne Jacobson has reported a record 37.4 per cent increase in average profit per equity partner (PEP) and a 12 per cent rise in turnover to £27m. As first reported on www.thelawyer.com (13 July), PEP rose from last year’s £230,000 to this year’s £316,000. Managing partner Brian Smith said the firm was aiming to be […]

Careers: People

Midlands firm Heatons Solicitors has recruited Birmingham corporate specialist Helen Gasser to join the corporate finance team. Gasser joins from Eversheds in Birmingham. Leeds firm Lee & Priestley has appointed a new solicitor to the employment department. Farha Leadbetter joins from the Advice on Individual Rights in Europe (Aire) Centre, where she provided specialist advice […]

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