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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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City bigwigs find £700,000 salary too difficult to resist

Several partners from big City law firms have applied to an advertisement for a £700,000 a year job which caused a storm of publicity last week. The salary, the highest ever advertised for a partner, was placed by New York firm Chadbourne & Parke in its search for three project finance partners for its London […]

Grounds for appeal in Westminster case

It is unlikely that any of the council members or officers surcharged at the conclusion of the Westminster ‘homes for votes’ inquiry will accept the penalty without challenge. And Dame Shirley Porter and her colleagues have a right of appeal against the decision of district auditor John Magill. But in hearing appeals from a local […]

Dentons trainee to fly the UK flag in Tokyo

TWO UK judges led a delegation of barristers to Vienna for talks on the future of Europe. Mr Justice Laws and the Right Honourable Lord Justice Schiemann played a major part in Bar European Group’s conference, which is being heralded as a major success by the group. The annual conference, on the 17 and 18 […]

Ramsey takes helm at Merton

Helen Sage Former Lewisham Council lawyer Jane Ramsey has been appointed head of legal services at the London Borough of Merton. Ramsey has been a lawyer at Lewisham Council for six years since she started there in a junior legal post. Before her move she had risen to principal legal officer. While at Lewisham she […]

In brief: Lord Chief Justice given honorary degree

Lord Chief Justice Taylor has received an honorary doctorate in civil law from City University Business School. The degree was presented to the retiring Lord Chief Justice by Professor Martin Dockray at a ceremony held at Guildhall last Friday.

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