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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: Help at hand for practitioners on the edge

A charity aiming to help solicitors with stress, alcohol or drug abuse and other problems will be launched on 13 May. SolCare has been set up with the full backing of the Law Society and Solicitors Indemnity Fund to help solicitors needing advice.

Lawyers can help council PR, claims information unit expert

Chris Fogarty reports Councils are needlessly censoring their activities and could publicise their services much more by seeking the advice of their legal departments, according to Local Government Information Unit director Dennis Reed. “Too often the fear of falling foul of the law has stopped councils producing legal publicity,” said Reed. His comments come after […]

Salaries spiral as club breaks up

Newly-qualified wages at leading City firms have spiralled upwards this month following a breakdown in salary information sharing between the top firms. Until now, the club or “magic circle” of senior and managing partners from the top firms met regularly and are known to have commissioned surveys on the going salary rates from an accountancy […]

In brief: Howe leads speeches at legal conference

Clifford Chance managing partner Geoffrey Howe is among the leading speakers discussing how to transform a practice at a two-day conference organised by The Lawyer and Hodgart Temporal at The Park Lane Hotel on 22 and 23 May. The Lawyer is also holding a conference on support services for law firms at the Radisson Marlborough […]

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