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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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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is parachuting a top-level corporate partner into its Tokyo office to stimulate a renewed focus on its Japanese offering. London-based team head James Wood will relocate in May to spearhead the Japan corporate team. Wood, whose clients include private equity house Warburg Pincus, said: “We’ve decided to really commit to the Japanese […]

Boutique ransacks CC for pensions boost

Niche pensions firm Sacker & Partners has poached a senior Clifford Chance associate as part of a concerted recruitment drive. Sarah Phillips has worked for the magic circle firm’s pensions team since qualifying in 2001. Her experience includes pensions litigation, trustee and employer advisory work and transactional work. Sacker senior partner Ian Pittaway said: “Given […]

Lovells hits jackpot for old casinos

Lovells has scooped a big win in advising the British Casinos Association (BCA) on the hearing against the Government’s rules surrounding the new super-casinos. The firm is advising the BCA as well as four other gaming companies, Gala, Ritz, London Clubs and Stanley Casinos, which will ask the High Court to order the Secretary of […]

Norton Rose brings in Climate Change guru

Norton Rose has signed up the man widely credited with writing the book on climate change and carbon trading law, Anthony Hobley, to head a brand new global practice. Hobley will lead the top 15 law firm’s global climate change and carbon finance practice, which will sit within the energy group. He leaves investment group […]

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