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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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Baker & McKenzie has shrugged off the collapse of merger talks with Heller Ehrman by announcing turnover growth of 20 per cent for the year to the end of June. Firmwide revenue for the 12 months stood at $2.19bn (£1.09bn), up from $1.83bn (£910m) last year. Growth in London, which accounts for around 12 per […]

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Eversheds chief exec quits role for more time with the missus

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Opinion: Preventing sexual harassment is easier said than done

Rachel Dineley, employment partner and head of the diversity and discrimination unit, Beachcroft The case of a Shearman & Sterling ­associate being sacked after allegedly ­sexually harassing a vacation scheme ­student has highlighted the complexities of the law relating to harassment in the workplace. The law has grown with the development of discrimination law, which […]

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