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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 […]

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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Canadian firm hires

Canadian firm Tory Tory DesLauriers & Binnington has boosted its Latin American practice in Toronto with the hiring of Kenneth Frankel, a US lawyer who was recently general counsel to telecommunications company Alcatel Canada. He joins senior members Geoff Creighton and Alison Lacy.

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Fladgate Fielder is midway through an exodus of lawyers that will see a total of 14 fee earners, including seven partners, depart from the firm in a matter of months. Last week The Lawyer reported that two partners, John Russell and John Bates, were leaving the firm’s Basingstoke office to join Winchester firm White & […]

Environmental group

Milan-based Studio Legale Sutti has set up a new environmental law group to be headed by Lorenzo Tamos. Tamos joins from Italian firm Gianni Origoni & Partners and is an assistant professor in administrative law at the State University of Milan. He will be assisted by Carlo Piana. The move to set up a specialist […]

In brief: Bankruptcy charge legality challenge granted

Leave was granted last week to Cleo Lightfoot, advised by Public Law Project solicitor Karen Ashton, to judicially review the Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine, to challenge the legality of the requirement she pay £250 to court staff before being allowed to petition for her own bankruptcy.

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