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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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It has been suggested that, by diluting core expertise, large US law firms will harm their own brands. Tom Carey looks at why offshore firms might need to think along similar lines In emulation of their onshore cousins, the leading offshore firms have been expanding inter-nationally over the past 15 years. Onshore the credit crunch […]

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Lovells Beijing chief quits for role at alliance firm

The head of Lovells’ Beijing office has left the firm on the eve of its merger with Hogan & Hartson to join China’s AllBright Law Offices. Robert Lewis, who was the driving force behind Lovells’ Sino-Global Legal Alliance (SGLA), joins AllBright’s Beijing office on 1 May – the day the Hogan-Lovells union goes live – […]

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Eversheds’ whistleblower

MAYHEM on the field, chanting in the stands, provocative gestures, trouble in the tunnel, accusations and denials… all in a day’s work for Eversheds associate Gareth Planck, who is a qualified football referee. “It’s fair to say I have in the past given referees a hard time on the pitch, so I decided to take […]

There goes the bribe

With the Bribery Bill due to come into effect by the end of the year, Stephen Platt explores what the new legislation will mean for public officials, company directors and offshore practitioners  On 2 October 2008 the UK Law Commission provided a report to Parliament on ’Reforming Bribery’ together with a draft bill. The […]

Fools and regulations

The EU’s attempt to regulate hedge funds and other alternative investment vehicles runs the risk of damaging Europe’s fragile economies at a crucial time in their recovery, warns Henry Smith  European efforts to regulate hedge funds and other alternative investment vehicles run the risk of fragmenting the global financial regulatory ­system at a time […]

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