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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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Wanted:a judge to cater for all tastes

Following Lord Taylor’s announcement he will be standing down, Lord Mackay has consulted widely over who should be the next Lord Chief Justice. The Lawyer has made its own enquiries on the views of “the great and the good”. Geoffrey Bindman, senior partner of civil liberties firm Bindman & Partners, wants the new Lord Chief […]

Time for CPS to face facts

The recent glut of articles and letters on the subject of the CPS which have appeared in The Lawyer (19 and 26 March, 16 and 23 April) have shown that relationships between CPS staff and higher management have broken down completely. Put bluntly, nobody in the CPS now believes a word that the DPP or […]

Nabarros takes AIM for deals boom

City firm Nabarro Nathanson has clocked up its 18th flotation on the Alternative Investment Market where it acted for packaging group CA Coutts, valued at about £10 million. The firm boasts an impressive list of clients on the AIM, the market for smaller companies which is part of the London Stock Exchange. Its most high […]

Group supports UK-Israel business links

A new British Israel Law Association is being set up in London with the support of 70 lawyers who attended a meeting at the Law Society last week. Berwin Leighton corporate finance partner Neville Eisenberg suggested the association because of increased business contact between the UK and Israel over the past two years. “I’ve had […]

US Congress slashes access to justice

Severe budget cuts and a new wave of crippling restrictions have jeopardised the future of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) in the US and limited access to justice for the poor. LSC spokeswoman Niki Mitchell said the decision of Congress to cut the corporation’s budget by a third this year, from $400 million last year […]

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