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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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Latham & Watkins is continuing its hiring spree of lawyers from Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom by taking on its fourth partner in as many weeks. John Mendez, formerly the head of Skadden’s West Coast banking and institutional investing practice, is moving to Latham’s Los Angeles office. His arrival comes after Latham scored a […]

Ex-Nabarros boss names firm after his kids

Nabarro Nathanson’s former head of commercial IT is keeping his law firm in the family by naming it after his children. TRG Law, which launches on 4 May, is named after Paul Golding’s children Tim and Rebecca. Golding is launching the firm to focus on commercial contracts involving intellectual property and information technology. First revealed […]

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