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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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The Milton Keynes and District Law Society responded to the solicitors’ indemnity consultation questionnaire having digested all the information then available. The thrust of the Law Society’s representation to local societies and members was that a mutual fund was not only cost-effective but had the overwhelming support of members. While we in Milton Keynes had […]

Eversheds eyes Veale Wasbrough for merger

Eversheds is understood to be in merger talks with 29-partner Bristol firm Veale Wasbrough. If the merger goes ahead it will be a significant boost to Eversheds’ as yet unfulfilled ambitions to rival the leading Bristol firms, such as Osborne Clarke, Bevan Ashford and Burges Salmon. Although Eversheds already has an office in Bristol, it […]

Local society changes tack to round on SIF

A local law society that initially backed the Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF) has now blasted Chancery Lane for “fundamentally misleading” the profession. Milton Keynes and District Law Society was one of 19 law societies that called for the retention of SIF during the consultation on the future of solicitors’ professional indemnity insurance in the summer. […]

Lawyers at play

“Lawyers drop their trousers” is the somewhat misleading title of a press release from Hampshire firm White & Bowker. Last Friday staff at all three of the firm’s offices came to work in their jeans as part of the national Jeans for Genes day. Led by Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, the appeal asked […]

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