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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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Stephens sounds off

“PRESS freedom doesn’t mean you can publish absolutely anything. Everyone knows there are things better left unsaid.” These are the words of self-styled legal “gun for hire” Mark Stephens in an interview with The Journalist, the paper of his client the National Union of Journalists. And the senior partner of Stephens Innocent goes on to […]

London firm forges links in Gibraltar

A THREE-PARTNER London firm has joined forces with a group of Gibraltarian lawyers to expand its practice on the rock. Ilford-based Cornish & Co has linked up with the former Gibraltarian Attorney General John Blackburn-Gittings and law firm Charles Gomez & Co to form Library Chambers. The new association is designed to bring services for […]

Wilde Sapte ex-managing partner bows out

WILDE Sapte’s first full-time managing partner is retiring from the partnership to apply his management skills to a consultancy firm. Philip Brown became management partner at the City firm in 1988 and stood down last year to make way for Steven Blakeley. Brown, who is currently on sabbatical, was unavailable for comment. He will join […]

Court Service tackles appeals backlog

THE COURT Service has slashed waiting times for criminal appeals through the efforts of court staff and the use of extra judges and information technology. The latest figures from the Criminal Appeal Office show that at the end of June 1995 the average waiting time for conviction appeals had been reduced to 10.3 months, compared […]

JUNIOR BAR

The junior criminal Bar has been feeling the pinch. The cause is the combined effect of the introduction of standard fees and the expanding network of solicitor advocates practising in magistrates courts, who continue to take up the extended rights of audience in order to practise in the Crown Courts. What is the effect of […]

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