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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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The Premier League continues to attract foreign investors in need of expert legal advice. When US tycoon Malcolm ­Glazer launched his bid to buy Manchester United in 2005, it quickly became clear to lawyers on both sides that this was no ­ordinary takeover deal. Allen & Overy (A&O), the firm acting for the Glazers, was […]

Cobbetts’ fee income falls by 16 per cent

Cobbetts has posted a drop in fee income of 16 per cent for the 2008-09 financial year but has yet to finalise its turnover figure. The firm said that it brought in fees of £48.5m for 2008-09, down from £58m for the previous year. Profitability will also be down this year, although Cobbetts has yet […]

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Monckton hikes turnover by a third

Monckton Chambers has set the bar for other sets to beat after unveiling a 30 per cent jump in turnover to £17.2m at the 2008-09 year-end. Senior clerk David Hockney said all core practice areas have seen an upturn, with procurement work witnessing the largest growth at 99 per cent and commercial work up by […]

Herbies and SJ Berwin lead on office sale

Herbert Smith and SJ Berwin have advised on the £127m acquisition of Addleshaw Goddard’s City offices by Al Salam Bank and investment house Evans Randall from UBS Asset Management. Herbert Smith Dubai-based Islamic finance partner Nadim Khan and London-based partner Simon Price advised Al Salam. SJ Berwin real estate funds partner David Ryland acted for […]

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Norton Rose signs tie-up with Australia’s Deacons

Norton Rose is to merge with Deacons Australia, giving the combined entity a turnover of more than £420m and 12 offices across Australasia. Norton Rose chief executive Peter Martyr (pictured) will be group chief executive of the enlarged firm, which will trade under the name Norton Rose Group. Deacons’ current chief executive Don Boyd will […]

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