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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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Last year, corporate departments emerged as the number one fan of private equity. But charming the venture capitalists was not everyone’s corporate strategy. Hammond Suddards Edge had a great year and it had nothing whatsoever to do with private equity. The firm hauled itself into Thomson Financial’s UK M&A top 25 for the first time […]

An instruction to choo over

Tulkinghorn does not claim to completely understand the criteria used by companies in the process of selecting their external legal advisers, but this little tale has left him totally bemused.Law firms are forever being told by their clients to justify their continued instruction on the basis of cost, quality of advice, locality, specialist knowledge and […]

'Money launderers' used mobile phones as front

The Staffordshire lawyer charged with money laundering the proceeds of a £30m VAT fraud, which involved the import of mobile phones from Europe, is alleged to have laundered some of the money through a Spanish account As revealed by The Lawyer two weeks on 11 February, Customs & Excise is bringing the case against Paul […]

Reynolds Porter appoints media consultant

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain has hired Jane Anderson as a consultant in its media department Prior to joining Reynolds Porter, Anderson was a consultant at Crockers Oswald Hickson, which merged with Farrer & Co last year. She specialises in media litigation and pre-publication work for newspapers, magazines and publishers.

Birmingham College of Law judged 'very good'

The newly-opened College of Law in Birmingham has had its presence in the city endorsed by a ‘very good’ rating from the Law Society This is good news for those planning to study the now defunct Legal Practice Course at De Montfort University in Birmingham in 2002. That closed in October, and students were advised […]

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