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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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London increasingly attracts the US litigation outfits that are spotting strong opportunities in the capital. Quinn Emanuel has been the most visible so far, but plenty of others are scouting. The latest to land is Boies Schiller, which has just hired Natasha Harrison from Bingham McCutchen. Boies Schiller hires Bingham star Harrison to launch in […]

Reed Smith’s global chief to replace Bob Hoyt as PNC GC

Reed Smith’s global managing partner Greg Jordan is leaving the firm for PNC Financial Services Group, leaving global litigation chief Alexander Thomas to fill his shoes.  The move comes months after banking giant Barclays named PNC’s general counsel Bob Hoyt as the replacement for outgoing legal head Mark Harding (30 August 2013). Hoyt joined PNC […]

FFW takes key role in settling Dizaei claims

Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) has taken a lead role for the Metropolitan Police in settling former police commander Ali Dizaei’s five employment tribunal claims against his former employer.  The disgraced former commander was suspended in 2008 over suspicion he had framed businessman Waad al-Baghadi in a row over money – a crime for which he was […]

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