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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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White & Case to stake all on global shake-up

Management demands profit hike; Citibank deal off as Docklands move White & Case is forging ahead with a huge global shake-up that will see a number of partners facing de-equitisation as the firm attempts to more than triple top clients’ revenues to $160m (£99.8m).The management team is due to reveal its ambitious plans to partners […]

Court clamps down on Claims Direct payments

A court has found that payments by solicitors to claims management companies are unlawful – a ruling which undermines the structure on which those companies operate However, it stopped short of deciding whether this rule applies to barristers because of an ongoing Bar Council investigation into the matter.Most claims management companies charge solicitors, who in […]

Tarlos starts new year with management rejig

Following a shake-up of its management team, Tarlo Lyons has appointed two new managing partners, with current managing partner Nigel McEwan to take on the role of chairman Employment partner Warren Foot and corporate partner Kevin Barrow will take over as co-heads of the firm in the spring, following a decision taken by the firm […]

Baker & McKenzie ramps up in Indonesia

New partner hire signals capital markets push Baker & McKenzie’s Indonesian office Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners (HHP) has poached capital market specialist Rambun Tjajo, the managing partner of local firm Bahar, Tjajo & Partners. Tjajo, who had been a name partner at Bahar, Tjajo & Partners since 1998 and also headed up the capital markets […]

Simmons recruits former Clifford Chance partner for corporate push

Simmons & Simmons has taken on former Clifford Chance corporate and projects partner David Shasha in a bid to boost its newly reshuffled corporate practice Shasha, a partner at Cliff-ord Chance for 15 years, left in mid-2001 to spend more time with his family. At Clifford Chance he handled corporate and international projects work with […]

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