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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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Dibbs beats Addleshaws in gross income survey…

DIBB Lupton Alsop has topped a survey of the highest grossing firms in Manchester. Dibbs, which was second last year, displaces last year’s top firm Addleshaw Booth & Co, which is refusing to reveal its Manchester figures for the first time in three years. Dibbs is now in first place with an 18.5 per cent […]

…while Wilde Sapte loses two

The london offices of US firms have poached two key partners from Wilde Sapte’s London and Brussels office. Crowell & Moring has hired the managing partner of Wilde Sapte’s Brussels office, James Ashe-Taylor. He is joining the London office as a competition partner. Peter Teare, partner in the London office of Crowell & Moring, says: […]

Health move for Browne Jacobson

Beachcroft Stanleys’ former head of health litigation, Gay Wilder, is joining Browne Jacobson to set up a health practice at the firm’s London office. Wilder’s appointment coincides with the opening last week of Browne Jacobson’s Birmingham office, first revealed in The Lawyer (12 April). The office will concentrate on health and insurance law. Carole Ayre, […]

Linklaters takes lead in South Africa

Linklaters is claiming to be the leading international law firm in South Africa after sealing its fourth big demutualisation deal there this year. Linklaters has completed work advising underwriters on the u4.1bn demutualisation and listing of South Africa’s largest life assurer Old Mutual. It will list on the London Stock Exchange on 12 July. Linklaters […]

Scuffle of the week

Home Secretary Jack Straw is getting flack from virtually everyone over his plan to axe the right of defendants whose case could be heard in either the magistrates’ or Crown Court to choose a jury trial. Straw has done a U-turn since his days in opposition when he said that such a reform would be […]

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