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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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Magic circle takes hit as big-ticket M&A falls away

Corporate practices at magic circle firms have been rocked by dramatic falls in big-ticket M&A during the first half of 2008. Top UK firms have seen the total value of announced deals plummet by up to 90 per cent compared with the first six months of 2007. The figures, from financial information provider Thomson Reuters, […]

Ashurst’s profit breaks the £1m per partner barrier

Ashurst is the latest firm to see average profit per equity partner (PEP) crash through the £1m barrier after rising 9 per cent to £1.04m. Earlier this year Herbert Smith also posted a PEP figure in excess of £1m for the first time, as reported by TheLawyer.com on 13 May. As reported on TheLawyer.com, Ashurst’s […]

Lord Chief Justice named in judiciary rejig

The president of the Queen’s Bench Division, Sir Igor Judge, is to take over from Lord Phillips as Lord Chief Justice from October. The move sees Mr Justices Jackson and Goldring appointed as Lord Justices of Appeal to replace Sir Igor and Lord Justice Buxton who is set to retire in October. Mr Justice Aikens […]

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French court fines eBay €40m over counterfeits

As dedicated followers of fashion know, a decent handbag is worth its weight in gold. But eBay has discovered that a counterfeit one could cost it almost e40m (£31.81m). As reported by The Lawyer last week (2 July) French court Tribunal de Commerce has demanded that eBay shell out almost e20m (£15.91m) to Louis Vuitton […]

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