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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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Queensland Law Society’s disciplinary powers under threat from government

A scathing report on the Queensland Law Society (QLS) in parliament last week sparked a major overhaul of the state’s legal profession by the Queensland government, which may see the QLS lose its disciplinary powers The report was ordered following complaints and press allegations concerning astronomical overpricing by local ambulance-chasing firm Baker Johnson. “Indications of […]

Osborne Clarke picks Beswick to succeed Perrin

International head of private equity Simon Beswick to become managing partner from May 2003; Leslie Perrin to be Osborne Clarke’s first full-time senior partner Osborne Clarke has appointed managing partner Leslie Perrin as the firm’s first full-time senior partner and international head of private equity Simon Beswick as its next managing partner. Perrin will step […]

Labour of love

Julia Cahill meets Salans’ Barry Mordsley, the man who lured Peter Cooke from Theodore Goddard after the firms’ merger talks collapsed Salans’ London employment head Barry Mordsley is wondering whether letting a journalist into the building this week was a wise move. “My partners told me not to do this,” he confides. But as his […]

Coudert partner in Microsoft defection

Coudert Brothers has lost a Brussels competition partner to Microsoft Jean-Yves Art has moved in-house to take up the the top competition role at the software giant outside the US. Art has joined as director of competition for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, but the European remit will throw up the majority of competition […]

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