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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 call of the West Country

With the revival in the South West’s legal market, perhaps the phrase ‘Go West, young lawyer’ will be heard more often in London chambers. There has been a notable expansion in many of the chambers on the circuit, such as All Saint’s Chambers in Bristol, which now has 12 more barristers in chambers than last […]

Downing leads Price Waterhouse's European law network expansion

Former Pinsent Curtis securities partner Paul Downing takes up his post as head of the growing European network of accountancy firm Price Waterhouse’s law firms this Monday just after a German law firm was added to the list. Price Waterhouse now has 350 lawyers in 29 offices, representing law practices in 17 countries in Europe. […]

Bar gears up for Labour govt

Richard Clayton reports Barristers are planning to set an urgent agenda for criminal justice reform at this month’s annual Bar conference in anticipation of next year’s general election. The conference, on 28 September, features the most substantial criminal programme for some years and boasts the Shadow Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine of Lairg QC, as its […]

Newcastle chambers claims annexe first

The Newcastle chambers of Richard Bloomfield, 148 West Road, has become the first Newcastle set to open outside the city centre. Its annexe, at 2 Lansdowne Place, Gosforth, aims to attract local business away from the other four sets based in the city centre. A chambers spokesman said: “The other chambers are around Quayside. We […]

The Lawyer Inquiry: Grahame Stowe

Grahame Stowe was born in Leeds on 22 May 1949. He is now a partner at Grahame Stowe Bateson in Leeds. What was your first job? Selling sandwiches in Park Square, Leeds – like Nell Gwynn – from a wicker basket. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? Qualified salary £2,600 per annum […]

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