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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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E&Y’s Swedish legal network under threat

New Swedish laws governing the practices of accountancy firms are threatening the future of Ernst & Young’s (E&Y) law alliance in the country, having already caused the dissolution of its Stockholm office The other four offices are scrambling to create a combined separate legal entity by the end-of-year deadline. The Reviserslagen law on accountancy firms, […]

Addleshaw Booth scoops first work from Rutland

Addleshaw Booth & Co has won private equity house Rutland Fund Management as a new client Rutland typically invests in troubled companies domiciled in the UK. The average size of its investments is between £20m and £150m. London-based private equity partner Simon Pilling advised Rutland in relation to the £68m disposal of EVM Group, the […]

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Stephen Dolan looks at how much power the recent ECJ ruling on ‘open skies’ will give to the European Commission The European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued its judgment on the landmark ‘open skies’ cases on 5 November. Brought by the European Commission against member states, the cases challenged member state authority to enter into […]

MPs question Govt on pensions

MPs from Wales last week tabled questions in Parl-iament querying whether the Government might be open to massive claims from UK pensioners with final salary schemes but insolvent employers The MPs, backed up by a paper from Denton Wilde Sapte pensions partner Elmer Doonan, believe an EC directive has not been properly implemented. Doonan said: […]

Mundays creates international network

Surrey-based Mundays Solicitors has established an international best-friends network with a number of firms, including Scotland’s Burness, Germany’s Rossbach & Fischer, Ireland’s Eugene F Collins Solicitors, Italy’s Studio Legale Jacobacci & Associati and US firm Schiff Hardin & Wait, among others.The firms have agreed a non-exclusive arrangement in which they recommend each other’s services to […]

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