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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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Linklaters has retained 91 per cent of its qualifying trainees this autumn. The magic circle firm had 56 final-seat trainees, and 51 applied for newly-qualified jobs, with all of them offered one. Training principal Nick Rumsby said: “We are very pleased to announce such an impressive retention rate for our September qualification round. We are again fortunate […]

Are law firms selecting the right personality traits in their leaders?

Lawyers are less well-suited to handling difficult situations and coping with uncertainty than other professionals, new research has found. The study, by Leeds psychology postgraduate and former law firm graduate recruiter Edward Walker, asked lawyers and professionals in other industries to complete the High Potential Traits Indicator (HPTI), a personality tool that tests individuals’ suitability for a leadership roles. […]

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