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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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Johnson Stokes client cleared of forgery after eight-year battle

Johnson Stokes & Master has successfully defended Hong Kong’s richest woman, who was last week cleared of forging her late husband’s will to inherit his fortune, following an epic eight-year legal battle. Prosecutors dropped charges that Nina Kung falsified the will and attempted to pervert the course of justice after the Court of Final Appeal […]

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Another week and another firm opening in Munich. Last week it was the turn of Latham & Watkins, which joins Kirkland & Ellis, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, Weil Gotshal & Manges and White & Case, among others.

Manches merges with City boutique

Manches has acquired the bulk of seven-partner City firm Marshall Ross & Prevezer, which has dissolved its partnership. A total of 25 staff, including four partners and eight assistants, joined Manches on 28 November. The firm is best known for property, but also handles corporate and asset finance-based litigation. Founding partners Mark Prevezer and Richard Marshall have joined Manches, along with […]

Morton in landslide win for top job at Freshfields

Guy Morton has been elected senior partner at Freshfields after knocking out his two London opponents in the first round. Morton, head of the financial services regulatory practice, beat Philip Richards and Graham Nicholson to the job, meaning that he secured an outright majority in the first round of voting. He will take over the […]

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