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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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Victoria calls

The Victoria Government has called for firms to tender for a role on its new legal panel. Nicole Maley discovers why the places are so coveted and reveals what the client is looking for When the Victorian government announced at the end of last year that its law firm providers would be put to the […]

The Leader Column

Good God. The-odore Goddard in radical move shocker. As re-vealed in this issue, the firm has elected a non-lawyer to take charge. Instead of having a managing partner, Theodore Goddard will have a chief operating officer.Well, yes, it does sound a bit 1990s. Non-lawyer managers were more in fashion five years ago, but for a […]

Andersen member lifts spirits with Malaysian govt instruction

Andersen Legal’s Malaysian practice has provided the accountancy-tied network with a welcome boost as the Andersen accounting arm battles against the fallout from the Enron scandal Andersen member Zaid Ibrahim & Co has completed work for the Malaysian government’s asset management company Danaharta on its first asset-backed securitisation.The appointment of Zaid Ibrahim consolidates the firm’s […]

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Orb Estates plumps for Fladgate on £600m acquisition of Thistle Hotels

Fladgate Fielder advised Euro & UK Property and the Orb Estates group on the £600m acquisition of 37 Thistle Hotels and the companies that own them, effectively giving the West End firm a new client.Thistle Hotels, advised by David Pudge at Clifford Chance, sold a 37 hotel-package that it will continue to operate under a […]

Raslan Loong creates first Malaysian office in Europe

Raslan Loong has become the first Malaysian law firm to open offices in Europe A second-tier corporate outfit, Raslan Loong has entered into a joint venture with boutique German firm Reeg.Raslan Loong will take space in Reeg’s Mannheim offices. Name partner Caesar Loong is in Germany to establish the office and Raslan Loong plans to […]

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