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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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Cloisters Chambers is launching a dedicated 24-hour hotline designed to give solicitors a round-the-clock service to help them file injunctions. The venture is launched officially on Thursday 19 January as part of the firm’s new unit. Solicitors will be able to call at any time to request help with injunctions. Cloisters barrister Chris Quinn said: “It will mean that they […]

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Clifford Chance has scooped the lead advisory role to the 7,000 European banks that have been ordered by the European Commission to develop a new integrated payments system by 2008. The instruction by the European Payments Council, which represents the banks involved, is a major coup for the magic circle firm, which will advise on […]

Cornell: the exit interview

After five years as Clifford Chance managing partner, Peter Cornell talks to Catrin Griffiths about his legacy and the death of lockstep

White & Case raids Akin Gump for DC tax team

White & Case has hired two tax litigators from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld including highly-rated Michael Quigley to head the firm’s US tax controversy practice. Based in Washington DC, Quigley will head the 12-lawyer tax controversy practice spread between DC and New York. Joining Quigley is Akin Gump partner Brian Gleicher, who joins […]

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