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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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Claim to pension rights by part-time employees Fletcher v Midland Bank (1996). EAT (Mummery J, Mrs Sunderland and Mr G Wright) 24/6/96. Summary: Sex discrimination alleged by part-time workers in an appeal against dismissal of their claim to a right to participate in the employer’s occupational pension schemes. Appeals by Mrs Fletcher and 21 other […]

Future panders to technophobia

Future Electronic Furniture is attempting to ease the more traditionally minded into the technology revolution with its Powerdesk range. The Powerdesk installs the PC in a hardwood desk and includes a flat screen and cordless mouse. The keyboard sits in a retractable drawer, saving space and reducing the risk of repetitive strain injury, says Future. […]

Paul Lomas welcomes clarification of community law.

Paul Lomas is a partner at Freshfields. In Chequepoint v McClelland 6/6/96 (Phillips and Aldous LJJ and Bingham LCJ, still sitting as MR), the Court of Appeal expanded on the relationship between the Rules of the Supreme Court and the Treaty of Rome. The case concerned whether or not the treaty conflicts with order 23 […]

Englishman's battle to untie hangman's knot

The horrors of death row are not usually part of maritime law. But Nabarro Nathanson’s shipping litigation partner George Brown is a man who juggles both in his work. As well as his normal practice, Brown takes up the legal cudgels for those in far corners of the Commonwealth where the hangman’s noose is still […]

In brief: Surrey society heads down to Epsom

A debate on conveyancing promises to be the lively centrepiece of an inaugural local law society one-day conference in May. The conference, hosted by the Surrey Law Society at Epsom Racecourse, will feature the Lord Chancellor’s parliamentary secretary Jonathan Evans as keynote speaker. The society was only formed two years ago when the three local […]

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