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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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In brief: Scottish legal hotline launched

The Law Society of Scotland has launched its “Dial-a-Law” telephone hotline with 24-hour pre-recorded information on any of more than 40 topics and day-time operators to refer callers to a local practice.

Financing

Norton Rose advised the Toronto-Dominion Bank on the NLG1.1bn and US$125m financings for cable operator United Pan-Europe Communications NV, advised by Theodore Goddard. The funds were used to buy out the interests of Philips Electronics NV, advised by White & Case.

No Orricks merger

Merger talks between San Francisco-based Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe and New York’s Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine have collapsed, in spite of the resolution of a conflict problem reported in The Lawyer on 3 March. The collapse is believed to be due to disagreement over some commercial aspects of the deal. Despite this, Orrick Herrington […]

New set in Newcastle

A new chambers has been set up in Newcastle which specialises in employment law. Milburn House Chambers in Dean Street has two tenants both former tenants of New Court Chambers and a pupil. Head of chambers, Paul Cape, said he believed that it was the only specialised employment set outside of London. “Leaving New Court […]

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