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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 […]

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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More than 40 former Sidley Austin Brown & Wood clients are to appeal a ruling by a US federal judge last week, ordering the US firm to turn over clients’ names to the Inland Revenue Service (IRS) in relation to a tax shelter investigation. In November 2003 a Senate subcommittee report revealed that legacy firm […]

SJ Berwin lures A&O tax specialist

SJ Berwin has poached Allen & Overy’s (A&O) current head of tax know-how and training Pat Dugdale, who will join the City firm as a partner in its tax group. SJ Berwin has also managed to win back private equity partners Jonathan Pittal and Perry Yam, who had resigned to go to Olswang. Their final […]

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World-wide employment alliance ius laboris has signed up Czech firm Prochazka Randl Kubr just in time for last week’s enlargement of the European Union (EU). The Czech Republic is the second of the new EU member states to join ius laboris, after Polish practice Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak was added last year. Prochazka’s head of […]

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Not a day goes by when some corporate partner doesn’t make a snide comment about how dull their property partners are. But when it comes to music and partying, property lawyers are leading the way. How could anyone forget Lovells’ musical dynamo Bob Kidby, or Canary Wharf Group’s in-house counsel Michael Ashley-Brown’s sultry rendition of […]

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