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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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Beiten overhauls management committee

Beiten Burkhardt has re-elected Frank Obermann as the firm’s managing partner and has expanded its management committee by two partners, representing the firm’s growth. The German firm announced today that its 52 partners have elected a new management committee at its annual partner meeting. The new committee, which will serve for a term of three […]

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Birmingham-based Martineau Johnson is becoming something of a regular favourite of Tulkinghorn’s. This week he was impressed by senior partner Roger Blears, who like Tulkinghorn himself is a leader of men. Blears has started a blog for the firm’s lawyers as a window unto greatness. “In 218BC Hannibal Barca led his Carthaginian army over the […]

Freshfields dispatches top partner to Tokyo

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is parachuting a top-level corporate partner into its Tokyo office to stimulate a renewed focus on its Japanese offering. London-based team head James Wood will relocate in May to spearhead the Japan corporate team. Wood, whose clients include private equity house Warburg Pincus, said: “We’ve decided to really commit to the Japanese […]

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