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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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Paul Hastings raids rivals for inaugural Italian office

Following a period of protracted negotiations, Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker has at last made its Italian debut with the hires of Norton Rose Italian founder Roberto Cornetta and Parmalat head of legal Bruno Cova. As first revealed on www.thelawyer.com (12 April), Cornetta and Cova were voted into Paul Hastings’ equity earlier this month. They join the firm as […]

Hammonds scoops global legal role for condom maker

Hammonds has won a new role as the global legal adviser for SSL International. The appointment, made following a beauty parade, comes just eight months after Antony Mannion took over from Jonathan Jowett as company secretary and legal director. SSL, a FTSE 250 company which makes products such as Durex condoms and Scholl footwear, has […]

Lawyers lobby Govt over the disappearance of law centres

Some 50 Law Centre lawyers, plus clients and supporters, marched on 11 Downing Street this month to call on Gordon Brown to protect the civil legal aid budget and improve funding for community law projects, for which it has been a bad year. “Sadly, Humberside Law Centre was closed this year, leaving that community without […]

Shanghai kicks off Latham Asia push

Latham & Watkins has launched its first outpost in mainland China with the opening of a two-partner Shanghai office. San Francisco partner Rowland Cheng has relocated to Shanghai, where he will head the new office. He will be joined by Singapore-based finance partner James Redway and two Latham associates. The new office will focus on […]

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