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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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City firms on tenterhooks as BT creates official panel

BT is planning to formalise its legal panel. The decision has come out of an internal review of the BT legal department, which has been reorganised under the company’s new head of legal Anne Fletcher The telecoms giant is well known for not guaranteeing repeat instructions. Over the last two years it has given multiple […]

Buchanan slashes six partners from London

Buchanan Ingersoll is axing up to six partners from its London office in a bid to raise the profitability of its European practice The move comes after a US-led decision to focus on corporate finance and litigation. The new focus will mean that a number of the 15 lawyers based in the firm’s London office […]

Associate pay frozen by Cooley Godward

Cooley Godward has frozen associate salaries in a further attempt to rein in costs Associate lockstep salaries will remain as they were last year for all except second-year associates.Second-year associates can expect a $5,000 (£3,530) increase to their current $125,000 (£88,270) salary. This raise addresses the problem of first and second-year associates earning the same […]

Deals summary

CMS Cameron McKenna (Guy Billington) advised Cooper Companies on its £68m acquisition of Biocompatibles International’s Eye Care. Linklaters (Steven Turnbull) acted for Biocompatibles. DJ Freeman (Graham Barber) acted for Capital & Regional on the establishment of two limited partnership funds with Morley Fund Management, part of the CGNU group of companies. Nabarro Nathanson acted for […]

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