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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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Louise Cartwright  Irwin Mitchell Irwin Mitchell associate Louise Cartwright worked on several massive real estate deals last year. Perhaps most significantly, she acted on Wells Fargo’s acquisition of a £4bn commercial real estate loan book from Hypothekenbank Frankfurt – one of the largest European commercial real estate debt transactions ever. Cartwright was lead associate on […]

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The great tax distraction

Firms wrestle with HMRC salaried partner proposals before April deadline HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) new salaried partner tax proposals have kicked off a raft of tax reviews and consultations at firms as partners attempt to make sense of the legislation before the 6 April deadline. The proposals leave firms potentially facing a significantly higher […]

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Law firms make up 10 per cent of Stonewall top 100

Ten law firms have made it into the top 100 of this year’s LGBT charity Stonewall’s audit of the most gay-friendly employers. The increase from eight law firms making it into the ranking last year (16 January 2013), and seven in 2012 (11 January 2012), indicates a consistent improvement in the sector’s approach to equality. […]

It’ll be Hot in the City tonight

Deep breath: What do Mayer Brown, Dentons, Debevoise & Plimpton, Fried Frank, Hogan Lovells, Covington & Burling, Reed Smith, Weil Gotshal, Latham & Watkins, Ropes & Gray, Dechert and Squire Sanders have in common? No, this isn’t some Gollum-style riddle, although the answer is really quite simple once you know and indeed it is something […]

Goodman Derrick’s technology group advises in relation to three fundraisings

During 2013, Goodman Derrick’s technology group had lead roles in relation to three equity fundraisings for technology companies. The first of these was a venture capital investment into a disruptive insurance technology company, REG, which had developed an online platform for the insurance sector, enabling insurers, Lloyds managing agents, brokers and managing general agents to […]

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