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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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Poor response for investment approval

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Law student fights council over grant

Roger Pearson looks ahead A County Council faces High Court test case action soon over its refusal to make a discretionary grant to a law student. The challenge, which is likely to have significant bearing on the discretionary grant policies of many local authorities, has been mounted against Warwickshire County Council. Law student Simon Williams […]

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Legal Aid Act 1988 s.18 Keller v Keller and Legal Aid Board (1994) (CA 20.10.94.) (Neill LJ, Wilson J) Summary: Costs to a successful and deserving non-assisted party will not be awarded against the legal aid fund unless such an order would be made if neither party was assisted by legal aid. Wife’s appeal against […]

Judges get cash top-up in salary rise

JUDGES are to receive extra cash on top of their pay rises to bring salaries up to levels recommended by the Senior Salaries Review Body. Top-up levels have been set at 1.57 per cent for High Court judges, 0.63 per cent for senior circuit judges, with higher increases of 2.48 for the Lord Chief Justice […]

Rugby official fights dismissal

Sacked Welsh Rugby Union general secretary, Dennis Evans, is to challenge his dismissal on two fronts. Evans has an industrial tribunal claim pending over his dismissal. He has also mounted High Court action to show he should never have been dismissed.

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