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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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A&O’s merger approach to Freshfields, firms shunning the gaming sector, big partner moves, millionaires abounding and the emergence of China… 2006 was not short of talking points January The new year dawned with the exclusive news that the Financial Services Authority was overhauling its litigation capabilities with a unit designed to ‘stress test’ enforcement cases […]

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It’s the final Wednesday Grapevine before Christmas, so in time-honoured fashion here’s our own legal market letter to Santa: A Leicester City football shirt for top Slaughters rainmaker Nigel Boardman, so he can stop pretending he supports the North London clubs that pay the bills. Fake beards and moustaches for Bird & Birders, so they […]

Mayer Brown scoops ex-Hammonds team for Brussels

Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw has become the first firm to pounce upon Hammonds’ departing Brussels partners, hiring trade specialist Edward Borovikov and a team of six associates. Borovikov and fellow Hammonds partner José Rivas resigned from Hammonds in the summer along with the firm’s Brussels head Konstantinos Adamantopoulos. In November it emerged that negotiations […]

Mishcon secures London town pub buy

Mishcon de Reya has advised new AIM-listed client London Town on its £94.57m acquisition of Save Investments, a Petchey Holdings-controlled company with a portfolio of 167 pubs. The deal is being funded through a £72.8m facility from the Anglo Irish Bank, with an additional £28m coming from new share and deep discount bonds issues. DLA […]

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