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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 […]

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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 […]

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Leeds firm Zermansky & Partners has continued expanding its commercial department with the hire of 26-year-old Clare Maddock, who qualified earlier this year at Towells in Wakefield. She will specialise in wills and probate. Her appointment closely follows two others within commercial and brings the group’s fee-earner count to 12, five of whom are partners. […]

Bircham Dyson Bell reinvents itself as a PR firm

Bircham Dyson Bell is no longer just a law firm – it is also a public relations agency. Not content with developing a reputation for planning and parliamentary legal advice, the firm has taken the surprise decision to offer clients communications and public affairs advice. In a coup for the new service, Birchams has secured […]

Slaughters rejigs lifestyle committee

Slaughter and May has reshuffled its lifestyle committee following the departure of competition partner Laura Carstensen and the decision by the group’s informal chairperson Frances Murphy to step down. Murphy has been replaced by corporate partner David Wittmann, although she remains a member of the committee. Carstensen, who left last December for lifestyle reasons, has […]

Arnold & Porter hires pharmaceutical expert

Arnold & Porter has recruited the former acting inspector general at the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Dara Corrigan will join the firm’s Washington DC office as a partner and co-head of the firm’s pharmaceutical and medical device practice group in the US. Prior to her spell at the DHHS, she spent […]

Personal injury discount rate proposal agitates authorities

THE Association of British Insurers (ABI) and the NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) have distanced themselves from recommendations made in the latest edition of the tables used to calculate personal injury compensation. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) and the NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) have distanced themselves from recommendations made in the latest edition of the […]

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