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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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Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has hired high-profile Heller Ehrman litigation lawyer Lawrence Zweifach for its New York office. Zweifach joins the US firm as a partner with Heller lawyers Richard Cashman and Eric Creizman, who join as of counsel and associate respectively. The move comes after Heller announced plans for dissolution earlier this year (www.thelawyer.com, […]

King & Spalding makes up 12 to partner

US firm King & Spalding has promoted 12 associates to ­partner level, including two in London. The firm has made up eight partners across its US offices, two in Abu Dhabi, where the firm opened in March (The Lawyer, 24 March), and two in ­London. In the UK Michael Rainey and Pulina Whitaker join the […]

Dewey & LeBoeuf puts monthly distributions on hold

Dewey & LeBoeuf has ­suspended monthly partner distributions, with partners last receiving a payment in August. Dewey & LeBoeuf has ­suspended monthly partner distributions due to the economic situation, with partners last receiving a payment in August. Partners receive a fixed payment of profits every month as well as a monthly share of annual profits. […]

Trowers’ revenues rise 16 per cent at half year

Trowers & Hamlins has surpassed its half-year budget, which forecast turnover growth of 15 per cent, posting a rise of 16 per cent on the first six months of last year. From May to October the firm attracted £42m in revenues compared with £36.1m during the same period last year. Key to the firm’s robust […]

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Davis Polk, Kirkland, Simpson Thacher line up for election scheme

A trio of US elite firms are working pro bono to answer questions from US voters during the election. Lawyers from Davis Polk & Wardwell, Kirkland & Ellis and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett will be manning the phones to address questions and concerns from the electorate as part of the Election Protection scheme, which is […]

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