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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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Bingham McCutchen has recruited two former Bear Stearns lawyers to beef up its international securities practice. Kenneth Kopelman, the former Bear fixed income and derivatives legal head, and the bank’s managing director of legal, Gerald Russello, will join Bingham in New York as partner and of counsel respectively. While at Bear, Kopelman managed legal and […]

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Eversheds to axe 33 lawyers; Norwich to close

Eversheds is to make as many as 33 lawyers firm-wide plus support staff redundant, and is closing its Norwich base in response to the downturn in property work. Eversheds to axe 33 lawyers; Norwich to close” />Eversheds is set to make as many as 33 lawyers across the firm plus related support staff redundant, and […]

Clifford Chance taps Linklaters for NY hire

Clifford Chance taps Linklaters for NY hire” />Clifford Chance has turned to magic circle rival Linklaters for its latest New York partner hire, signing up tax lawyer Robert Thornton Smith. The hire of Thornton Smith, who joined Linklaters from White & Case 10 years ago, brings Clifford Chance’s New York tax partner headcount to six. […]

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