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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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Law Society moves to liberalise SIF waiver rules

The Law Society has relaxed the rules governing applications for Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF) waivers, on the eve of a legal challenge against the fund’s monopoly. Until now, solicitors hit by huge SIF bills have only been let off paying them if they can prove they have been subjected to serious injustice because of an […]

Pupillage system must evolve

I fully endorse Susan Ward’s viewpoint (The Lawyer, 29 September) on the outdated practices of the legal profession – and the Bar in particular. One restrictive practice is the requirement for barristers to undertake a pupillage before being allowed to exercise rights of audience. Fewer than half of those called to the Bar are able […]

Clifford Chance lures Brussels partner from Rowe & Maw

Rowe & Maw has lost its battle to keep Brussels-based competition partner Simon Baxter, who has quit to join Clifford Chance. Baxter was one of four Rowe & Maw corporate partners planning to join Clifford Chance but, in September, The Lawyer reported that three others in London – Paul Maher, Andrew Copley and Peter Dickinson […]

Local society changes tack to round on SIF

A local law society that initially backed the Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF) has now blasted Chancery Lane for “fundamentally misleading” the profession. Milton Keynes and District Law Society was one of 19 law societies that called for the retention of SIF during the consultation on the future of solicitors’ professional indemnity insurance in the summer. […]

In brief: Lewis Silkin in OSS investigation over Diana story

The Office for Supervision of Solicitors (OSS) is investigating whether a false document was passed to the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) through London firm Lewis Silkin. The PCC was considering the News of the World story which accused James Hewitt, the ex-lover of Diana, Princess of Wales, of selling her letters. During the PCC investigation, […]

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