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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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One Essex Court makes fifth new signing in four months

Top commercial set One Essex Court has hired banking specialist David Wolfson from 3 Verulam Buildings. In yet another example of the increasingly popular “big is beautiful” policy at the Bar, Wolfson becomes the fifth new signing at One Essex Court in only four months. He brings the number of tenants at One Essex Court […]

Weil Gotshal to lure new partners' clients

Aggressive US firm, Weil Gotshal & Manges plans to expand its client base following the recruitment of Paul Claydon and Mike Francies from Pinsent Curtis and Clifford Chance last week. London office boss Maurice Allen said that he hopes to increase the firms business as the firm embarks on a major expansion of corporate services […]

ADR's latest threat to City litigators

A new mediation initiative is likely to impact on a huge chunk of City firms’ litigation work, says Rob Mendick. City pages edited by Richard Tyler. The City has traditionally regarded alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in the same light as pro bono work – worthy, but peripheral. But it can no longer afford to be […]

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