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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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Reynolds Porter boosts insurance coverage with loss adjusting group

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain is launching a loss adjusting practice in a bid to increase the amount of new insurance work it attracts. It has recruited a five-strong team, which will specialise in political risk and contingency insurance, from leading loss adjusting companies GAB Robins and Crawford. Insurance partner Tim Brown concedes that the firm, like […]

The Insider

Richard Hastings, group legal counsel at Interoute Telecommunications (UK) Richard Hastings left Hammond Suddards, where he was an IT/IP assistant, to take up his role as group legal counsel at European telecommunications company Interoute. Hastings made the move because he sought a more commercial role within his area of expertise. He says: “I love my […]

Polish government set to grant LLP status to foreign law firms

The Polish government is on the verge of passing legislation that allows foreign law firms to become limited liability partnerships (LLPs). Until recently, foreign law firms have operated in Poland as limited liability companies. But under new laws, which are in the final stage of being passed, LLP status will now be possible. The deadline […]

FIREBOX.COM

Direct public offerings (DPOs) are the corporate finance contribution to the dotcom world. A DPO allows people to invest in an unlisted company through the internet. Firebox intends to raise £1m and potential investors can do everything online – view the prospectus, apply for shares and pay for them. The offer has already given Firebox […]

Deals – CORPORATE FINANCE

TDL Infomedia sold for £308m to Seat Pagine Giall. Infomedia and shareholders (Apax, Advent, 3i) advised by Travers Smith Braithwaite (Mark Soundy) and Negri Clementi Toffoletto Montironi & Soci (Alberto Toffoletto). Seat Pagine Giall advised by Slaughter and May (Simon Robinson) and Bonelli Erede Pappalardo (Sergio Erede). Taylor Barnard Holdings sold to TNT Post Group […]

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