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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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No longer a state of emergency?

A study of the use and effect of emergency provisions in Ulster will make fascinating reading for lawyers and civil libertarians. The most interesting are the Diplock courts and suspended right to silence. The late Lord Diplock’s commission led to the non-jury Diplock court in the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1973, in response to […]

Flotations

Commercial property holding group CLS Holdings was advised by Gouldens in its u48m flotation by way of a placing and intermediaries offer sponsored jointly by UBS and Apax Partners & Co Corporate Finance

Martin Hill denies insurers are avoiding settlement of claims

Martin Hill The insurance industry will never be popular, but I want to defend it against the charges that it is looking for ways to avoid claims. The problem arises from the extreme financial pressures insurers are under. The over-capacity of the late 1980s and subsequent recession, with its recession-led claims, have resulted in the […]

Palmer takes a turn at Hutchison

SOLICITOR Howard Palmer is switching in-house for a nine-month spell at Hutchison Telecommunications. He is being seconded from the company commercial department of Bristol firm Bevan Ashford. Paul Cooper, head of the department, says: “We felt that it would be a good opportunity for Howard to get an insight into, and experience of, the practicalities […]

Flotations

JBA Holdings was advised by Dibb Lupton Broomhead on its recent flotation capitalising the computer software company at u53m; the sponsor

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