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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 […]

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A Sicilian businessman is suing shipping firm Lloyd & Co for £2m over its conduct of litigation on his behalf while he was imprisoned for the murder of his wife.Giuseppe Di Blasi, who has given evidence by videolink from Italy, where he is under house arrest during the ongoing High Court trial, originally instructed Lloyd […]

Clifford Chance strengthens Tokyo office

Clifford Chance has moved finance partner Peter Kilner to its Tokyo office. Kilner handles acquisition finance, capital markets and structured finance work. He will be joined by senior associate David Poureshagh.

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