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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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Two High Court judges are among complainants challenging the Government in a possible House of Lords action over plans for a major development in Bankside, London SE1. If the case, Lough v First Secretary of State, reaches the Lords, it will be the first major planning dispute to have a human rights angle since the […]

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Irish legislation is forcing executive and non-executive directors to keep a tighter rein on corporate governance. Feargal Brennan reports on how the new regime is working The responsibility of private equity board nominees and the need for them to push the corporate governance agenda in the boardroom has again been highlighted. It is hard to […]

Coudert profits from Freshfields retreat in Bangkok

Coudert Brothers is set to pick up the remaining vestiges of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Bangkok office, axed after this year’s Asian practice review. Under a deal finalised yesterday, partners Stephen Bennett and Surasak Vajasit will be joined by a group of Freshfields associates and support staff at Coudert Brothers. The US firm is also expected […]

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The EU Prospectus Directive requires issuers to settle on a home member state. Cormac Kissane and John Matson present the case for Ireland Under the EU Prospectus Directive, issuers need to positively elect a home member state, and there are good reasons for them to select Ireland. The directive was published on 31 December 2003, […]

Cobbetts in Leeds office relocation

Just weeks after moving into new Birmingham premises, fast-expanding firm Cobbetts has announced an office relocation in Leeds. It will take up three floors of purpose-built accommodation on the banks of the River Aire from summer 2006. New space is urgently needed for Cobbetts, which has undergone four mergers, including two in Leeds, in the […]

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