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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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Lawrence Graham rejigs heads

Lawrence Graham has put in place the last parts of an internal shake-up by replacing long-serving head of litigation Michael Edwards and private client head Tim Thornton-Jones. Edwards, who had headed the litigation department for 19 years, is replaced by Andrew Dobson, while Thornton-Jones gives way to Andrew Young who will head the tax and […]

Edge Ellison in plans to demote equity partners

EDGE Ellison partners may be stripped of their equity status if they fail to measure up to the “perfect partner” model drawn up by management. As reported exclusively in The Lawyer in June (7 June), the firm is replacing lock step remuneration with a merit-based system, which uses the “perfect partner” model to gauge performance. […]

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Rowe & Maw is launching a brand-building advertising campaign on London Underground aimed at bringing its name home to City commuters. The Rowe & Maw poster ads will occupy space currently advertising KPMG’s services at Bank station, says a Rowe & Maw spokesman. The spokesman says Rowe & Maw needs to raise its profile. The […]

Herbert Smith scoops Treasury work

Herbert Smith has been appointed by the Treasury to advise on the establishment of Partnerships UK – the Government’s so-called PFI bank – which will fund and develop public finance initiative (PFI) projects. Herbert Smith was selected from a shortlist of four firms, which finance and banking partner Nicholas Tott says included “the usual suspects”. […]

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