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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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BLG scoops lead role in Menezes inquiry

Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) has been appointed the solicitors to the inquest into the death of Jean Charles de Menezes, the Brazilian shot dead by London police. Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) has scooped the lead role as the solicitors to the inquest into the death of Jean Charles de Menezes, the Brazilian man […]

Professional negligence: Getting well soon?

Changes to the way the medical profession is regulated are being brought in for good reasons – but concerns about how they will be implemented still remain. There are two fundamental areas of reform currently ongoing in the regulation of the healthcare professions – namely, the separation of functions and the introduction of the civil […]

Retirement age appeal gets tribunal hearing

Thames Valley firm BP Collins has brought a case in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) that could have ;implications ;for lawyers wanting to work beyond ;the ;statutory ­retirement age. Leslie Seldon, a former partner at South East firm Clarkson Wright & Jakes, is challenging the firm over its policy of enforcing a retirement age of […]

New legal regulator’s membership revealed

Irwin Mitchell senior partner Michael Napier QC and former Reuters general counsel Rosemary Martin are among the first members of the newly appointed Legal Services Board (LSB). Set up under the Legal Services Act to serve as the overarching regulator for the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority and the Bar ­Standards Board, the nine-member LSB will have […]

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Daniel Winterfeldt: Simmons & Simmons

If you weren’t a lawyer, what would you have been?A psychiatrist (insert joke here). What was your first-ever job?Working in a Jewish deli in Cincinnati called Izzy’s as a busboy and waiter. What was your worst experience as a trainee?Working two all-nighters in a row and being told by a partner who finally let us […]

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