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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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Brussels exodus at Clifford Chance

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Fladgate Fielder checks in Regal deal

Fladgate Fielder has completed its biggest City deal by advising Regal Hotels on acquiring 60 hotels from Forte for £122 million. The transaction, completed last week, is the high point of an impressive foray into corporate finance which Fladgates launched three years ago. The firm has boosted corporate work fee income from £950,000 to nearly […]

Lawyers bid sad farewell as Taylor bows out

The legal profession has been rocked by the announcement that Lord Taylor has cancer and is retiring as Lord Chief Justice after four years in office. Criminal Bar Association chair Anne Rafferty QC said Taylor’s announcement had come as an “enormous shock” to the profession. “I thought he combined the ability to command respect and […]

Police unit sounds cash fraud alert

Lawyers have been put on an international money laundering alert by a new police fraud unit, established by the City of London police. The Financial Investigation Unit (FIU) warned the profession that they may unwittingly be representing clients with connections to organised crime. Detective Chief Inspector Tony Thomas, head of the FIU, said: “Where transactions […]

Giles Orton looks at the latest in Lloyds' pensions equality war.

Giles Orton is a partner at Eversheds. THE HIGH Court has dealt a blow to Lloyds Bank’s attempts to equalise pension benefits between the sexes by ‘levelling down’ women’s benefits. The result is likely to mean that men’s benefits will be levelled up, at a cost of around £100 million. This ruling follows the 1990 […]

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