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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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David Wineman takes over property boutique

One of London’s best-known media boutiques David Wineman has launched an aggressive growth strategy with the acquisition of two-partner property firm Parker Thomas. The deal took effect on Friday (1 December) and creates a 10-partner firm that counts Sir George Martin, Black Sabbath and Pink Floyd among its clients. It will be known as David […]

Eastern promise

Despite large-scale development in the Middle East, certain jurisdictions have been slow to impose an adequate legal framework for lenders. John Dewer reports The project finance industry is booming. The global market is as strong as it has been for many years. The key economic driver has been a significant market shift in the demand […]

UK scores record promotions at Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw (MBRM) has announced its partner promotions for the year, more than quadrupling the number of London promotions compared to last year. In all, 39 new partners have been made up worldwide, with 13 in Europe. Chicago, the firm’s historic US headquarters, saw the bulk of the promotions with 12. London […]

Michelmores grows partnership to eight

Michelmores grows partnership to eight” />London and South West firm Michelmores has bagged two private client partners. Jonathan Riley joins from Macfarlanes, where he was an assistant, and becomes the youngest partner in the 32-partner firm. David Charlesworth joins from Devon firm Charlesworth Nicholl & Co, where he was a founding partner. There are noweight […]

Joining forces

As regulatory proceedings increase on both sides of the Atlantic, the pressure is on for legal advisers to work together to protect their clients, say Graham Simkin and Sarah Thomas Regulatory issues are a genuine concern for both UK and US businesses. A litigation trends survey conducted by Fulbright & Jaworski reveals that 40 per […]

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