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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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Kenneth Ross, a partner at Bishops Solicitors, has been named as an Honorary Professor in the School of Law at the University of Glasgow. Ross becomes Scotland’s first practising environmental lawyer to achieve the accolade. He will deliver a series of lectures during the academic year as well as hosting several business seminars. In addition […]

Trowers goes South for private client head

Trowers & Hamlins has targeted South East firm Kidd Rapinet’s private client department to acquire the head of the practice. David Semmens joins Trowers as a partner in the firm’s developing private client department, under the direction of head of the group Luke Valner. His appointment brings the private client team to 11 lawyers. Although […]

The incredible bulk

Law firms’ volume businesses can enhance profitability. But do they make strategic sense? By Joanne O’Connor and Joanne Harris For years, volume businesses have been regarded by commercial firms as something of an embarrassing secret. When both Addleshaw Goddard and Hammonds spun off their bulk arms, it seemed settled that commoditised legal services and commercial […]

Debevoise & Plimpton ranked top US firm

Debevoise & Plimpton has trounced New York rival Davis Polk & Wardwell as the leading ‘A-list’ US law firm based on revenue per lawyer, commitment to pro bono, associate satisfaction and diversity. According to The American Lawyer’s annual ranking of the top 20 US law firms, Debevoise & Plimpton scored highly in each criteria, giving […]

MoFo steps up Japan drive with senior Milbank hire

Morrison & Foerster is blazing ahead with the expansion of its Tokyo office after scooping a senior finance partner from Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy. Tsugumichi Watanabe has worked in both New York and Tokyo and has over 20 years on acting on complex financing transactions. Morrison & Foerster is also taking on an extra […]

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