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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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Clerks take business lessons

Commercial chambers One Essex Court has become the first set to introduce professional training in business development for its clerks. The set has employed Haines Consulting, an organisation that specialises in teaching business strategy. Haines Consulting has already undertaken similar exercises with 33 of the top 100 firms of solicitors. “I thought they [solicitors] were […]

Landmark music copyright ruling due

A landmark ruling is expected next week that could have major implications for the ownership of music copyright. The plaintiffs, former members of 1980s pop group Spandau Ballet, are claiming hundreds of thousands of pounds in royalties from songwriter Gary Kemp. They claim that because they assisted in the rehearsing of songs and performed on […]

In brief: Linklaters

Linklaters advised Bermuda’s government on its new e-commerce laws. Bermuda will be the second offshore centre after Singapore to introduce e-commerce legislation. Robyn Durie, head of Linklaters’ telecoms team, says because e-commerce is ever-changing, “our job was to ensure the legislation is as comprehensive and flexible as possible”. The bill is going through the Bermudan […]

In brief: Professor Martin Wasik

Professor Martin Wasik is to be the first Chair of the Sentencing Advisory Panel, the Lord Chancellor has announced. Professor Wasik, a non-practising barrister, was appointed Professor of Law at Manchester University in 1992 and is co-author of the criminal practitioners’ bible, Blackstone’s Criminal Practice. He takes up his new post on 1 July.

City giants lose out to US firms in M&A league

US firms are taking a bigger bite of the large corporate deals work as cross-border M&A work continues to give million-pound rewards. According to Corporate Money, for the first quarter of 1999 four out of the 10 largest dealmakers in the UK are US firms. Sullivan & Cromwell knocks heavyweights Clifford Chance and Slaughter and […]

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