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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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Bar pulled up on delays to complaints procedure

Delays are tainting the bar’s record on complaints, according to the annual report of the independent complaints commissioner to the Bar Council. It states almost a quarter of complaints take five months or more to be concluded, which it describes as “unacceptable”. Overall, the bar’s record improved, with the number of complaints dropping from 743 […]

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Freshfields: Kings of Europe

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has come out top of the first ever financial survey of European law firms. The Lawyer Euro100, to be published in full next month, reveals that Clifford Chance has been knocked off the top of a revenues table for the first time in four years. Of Freshfields’ total global turnover of £800m, […]

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Hands up anyone who remembers development land tax (DLT)? Older readers may recall that DLT was more than just an hirsute radio DJ of long ago. Indeed, the Barker Report, ‘Delivering Stability: Securiing our Future Housing Needs’, published on Budget Day just gone, may have given them a frisson of recollection with its discussion on […]

Lovells litigator called as witness in BAT case

Lovells litigation partner Andrew Foyle is set to face questioning over five key areas of British American Tobacco’s (BAT) document destruction policy after losing an appeal against an order forcing him to give evidence. In US v Philip Morris & Ors, the US government is alleging that since 1953 the companies have deceived the US […]

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