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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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Bonelli and Pedersoli profit from Italian bank shake-up

Bonelli Erede Pappalardo and Pedersoli e Associati have profited from the latest shake-up of the Italian banking industry, with both Italian firms taking lead roles on Banca Intesa’s disposal of key assets to its shareholder Crédit Agricole (CA) for €6bn (£4bn). Name partner Sergio Erede, together with corporate partners Luca Picone and Simone Monesi, led […]

Gibson Dunn snares LA deputy mayor

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has made a prestigious partner hire from Los Angeles’ City Hall, taking on deputy mayor Maurice Suh. Suh joins the West Coast firm’s Los Angeles office as a litigation partner, with a particular focus on white-collar crime. His arrival at Gibson Dunn comes just a week after the firm netted Jones […]

Energy lawyers scoop biggest pay packets

In-house energy lawyers are among the best paid in the country, according a new salary survey that shows their average wage outstrips counterparts in the banking sector for the first time. The survey, conducted by recruiters GRS Group, found the average remuneration for energy companies’ heads of legal was £234,000, made up of a base […]

College of Law aims to attract state school pupils into law

The College of Law and social mobility charity the Sutton Trust have donated £1.5m to a scheme to attract nonpublic-school-educated people into the law. Called ‘Pathways to Law,’ the project has been established in response to research commissioned by the Sutton Trust last year, which revealed that former public school pupils continue to dominate the […]

Sudanese lawyer combats state’s crimes against humanity

Sudanese lawyer and member of parliament Salih Mahmoud Osman is seeking to change Sudan’s legislation to bring the country’s state security forces within the rule of law. However, he faces an uphill struggle against an administration determined to protect its servicemen from prosecution for crimes including murder, torture and rape. Osman says: “We are talking […]

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