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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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EC pickings for UK barristers

From Moscow to Melbourne, from Paris to Paraguay, UK lawyers can be found. Mostly, these fearless legal expatriates are solicitors. The reason for this is clear. Although the commercial world no longer operates in a British empire in which its legal system rules supreme, non-contentious work is universal in nature and more and more clients […]

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The Lawyer Inquiry: Frank Panford

Frank Panford was born in Ghana on 23 January 1949. He is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers. What was your first job? Law lecturer. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? £5,000. What would you have done if you hadn’t become a lawyer? Something worthy, like an eye surgeon or a jazz […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 01/04/97

Passing off and trade mark infringement United Biscuits (UK) v Asda Stores (1997) Ch.D (Walker J) 18/3/97 Summary: Whether or not the sale of own-brand items directly targeted at a market leader and packaged and marketed in a similar way amounts to passing off and an infringement of trade marks. The plaintiff, a major biscuit […]

ATLA president slams tobacco companies' 'pittance' payout

IN a scathing attack against the US tobacco industry settlement, the president of the American Trial Lawyer’s Association (ATLA) has condemned the $360bn payout as a “pittance” and the agreement as a “sweet deal” for the companies involved. The historic deal was struck on 20 June between Philip Morris, RJ Reynolds and British American Tobacco […]

City firm plans US marriage

The 13-partner City practice Hobson Audley Hopkins & Wood is this week finalising negotiations to join 150-partner mid-western US firm Feagre & Benson to form the country’s second major UK/US multinational partnership. In an arrangement similar to that created three years ago when City firm Titmuss Sainer & Webb allied with US firm Dechert Price […]

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