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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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Russell Jones faces negligence writ from disaster survivors

PERSONAL injury firm Russell Jones & Walker is being sued for negligence and breach of contract by four survivors of a cruise ship disaster. The survivors of the Jupiter cruise ship disaster, which occurred off the coast of Piraeus in Greece in October 1988, have each been granted legal aid to sue Russell Jones. The […]

Lawyers get help in handling aggression

Local government lawyers are to receive training on how to deal with difficult people following complaints by solicitors of widespread aggression against them by both the public and work colleagues. The courses are to be run by the Law Society Local Government Group (LGG) in response to the requests of more than 20 solicitors attending […]

Garrets opens doors to first batch of graduates

Arthur Andersen-tied law firm Garretts has taken on its first batch of trainees in its four-year history. The 17 trainees, almost all from provincial universities, will be joining the firm’s offices in Birmingham, Leeds, London, Manchester and Reading. Up until now Garretts has grown to become a 128-fee earner firm through the lateral hiring of […]

Northern Ireland's first PFI scuppered

Nothern Ireland’s first PFI project to build a complete hospital has been scuppered by the NHS trust which initiated it. A consortium advised by Belfast firm Elliott Duffy Garrett expected the Down Lisburn NHS Trust to name its preferred bidder for a PFI scheme to build a new £13m Downe Hospital last week. Instead the […]

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