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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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Government stats reveal drop in US legal jobs

The US legal services industry has suffered the first significant year-on-year drop in employment in a decade. The most recent report from the US Bureau of Labour and Data Statistics, published today (Friday 7 November) shows that employment in the sector was down by 1.25 per cent in October 2008 compared with the same month […]

Howard Kennedy merges with DMA

Howard Kennedy has completed its second merger in as many months, despite making 46 redundancies earlier in the year. The firm has merged with London boutique DMA Legal after joining forces with personal injury boutique Douglas-Mann & Co at the start of September (The Lawyer, 1 September). In June, Howard Kennedy’s three-partner media practice left […]

Comrades! Witches! Wizards!

Comrades! Witches! Wizards! 31-October-2008 The forces of socialism and evil are uniting tonight to “dance on capitalism’s grave” outside the offices of A&O and Clifford Chance. The forces of socialism and evil are uniting tonight to “dance on capitalism’s grave” outside the offices of A&O and Clifford Chance (see story). The unlikely alliance of the […]

Cobbetts, Halliwells go in search of further cuts

North West firms Cobbetts and Halliwells have launched further redundancy consultations as they seek to cut costs in the face of a looming recession. Cobbetts is reviewing 28 support staff jobs, taking the potential number of redundancies at the North West firm since the start of the economic downturn to 69. Some 20 secretaries are […]

SJ Berwin settles on three US best friends

SJ Berwin has compiled a definitive list of US best friends after several years of planning, choosing to focus on its relationships with three firms. The firms on the roster are New York’s Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison, Silicon Valley’s Cooley Godward Kronish and Boston-headquartered Goodwin Procter. An SJ Berwin source said: “We looked […]

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