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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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Norton Rose calls a halt to newbies' salary rises

Norton Rose is freezing the salaries of its newly qualified and trainee lawyers, following the example set by other top City firms last week Brendan Monaghan, Norton Rose deputy head of personnel, confirmed that all newly qualifieds had been informed that starting salaries would remain unchanged at £50,000 as of 1 May.Trainee lawyers’ pay has […]

Latham opens Italian office as London partner departs

Latham & Watkins is continuing to focus on Europe as it sets up its second office in Italy But as its Continental practice expands, the firm’s London office growth has stalled. It is losing acquisition finance partner Kevin Dunn, who is returning to GE Capital just over 18 months after joining the firm.Dunn, who is […]

Revealed: how Andersen abandoned its UK partners

Seven Andersen Legal partners hung out to dry; TJG in talks with Garretts team Six Garretts partners and Andersen Legal worldwide managing partner Tony Williams still face potentially ruinous US litigation over Enron. The Garretts partners are also Andersen Worldwide partners and so face class action claims, despite the fact that they had no real […]

KLegal gets a lift from SwissAir/CrossAir work

KPMG-linked KLegal has earned millions of pounds for employment law advice on the huge SwissAir/CrossAir restructuring The international employment relations division provided CrossAir with advice in 67 jurisdictions, bringing work to several other divisions of KPMG.A team led by the head of international employment relations Tim Johnson was appointed by CrossAir corporate counsel Gabriele Hoffman […]

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