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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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Brabners cuts 15 jobs at end of consultation

Brabners Chaffe Street has completed a second redundancy consultation which has seen 15 members of staff lose their jobs. The North West firm launched a review of a number of positions in February with the redundancies affecting fee earners and support staff. Both the Liverpool and Manchester offices experienced cuts, with the Preston office unaffected. […]

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Linklaters gains 18 new partners, six in London

Magic circle firm Linklaters has promoted 18 to its partnership, favouring London on a regional basis and corporate on a practice group basis. Magic circle firm Linklaters has promoted 18 to its partnership, favouring London on a regional basis and corporate on a practice group basis. Unlike rival Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, which announced its promotions […]

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Links installs former UBS man as US co-head

Linklaters has hired a UBS managing director to co-head its US practice and head up its tax practice group. Larry Byrne Lewis Steinberg, who until now has been a managing director and global head of the strategic solutions group within UBS’s investment banking group, will join the magic circle firm’s New York office as partner. […]

McDermott elects two to chairmanship

McDermott Will & Emery has elected partners Jeffrey Stone and Peter Sacripanti as joint chairman of the firm. New York-based partner Sacripanti and Chicago partner Stone will take up the role on 1 January 2010 after beating Washington DC partner Bobby Burchfield in an election contest. Stone said: “We’re honoured to lead the firm through […]

Lovells promotes 19 to partnership

Lovells has promoted 19 to its partnership, pushing the firm’s total tally of partners up to 365 across its international network. The promotions are spread across the firm’s international network with Continental Europe gaining 10 partners, with one being made up in Asia and two gaining partnership in the US. Meanwhile, the firm’s London office […]

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