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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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Berrymans Lace Mawer is merging with insurance specialist Badhams Thompson.London-based Badhams is the second firm Berrymans has approached within amonth after announcing a merger with niche Newcastle firm Linsley &Mortimer (The Lawyer, 21 June). The merger is due to be announced in thenext few weeks.Both firms have been involved in talks since 1990. But following […]

In brief: Clintons

Clintons, the entertainment law firm, has taken on one of the founding partners of US law firm Costello & Joelson. Stephen Joelson, a specialist in international commercial litigation, commercial transactions, bankruptcy and insolvency, joins as a consultant.

The Taylor report

Sitting on Paul Taylor’s desk in Berrymans Lace Mawer’s office inSalisbury House is a confidential dossier containing his “four point plan”for transforming the firm into a national player.The masterplan documents are headed “current”, “previous” and “hybrid”.They reveal the changing fortunes of the firm and the future strategy ofclient-led expansion.The firm, created after the merger of […]

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