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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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Dentons set for South African alliance

Denton Wilde Sapte is preparing to launch an alliance with 13-partner South African firm Glyn Marais. The firm has already established links with firms in nine African countries, including Botswana, Kenya, Mauritius, Uganda and Zambia. The move gives Dentons its first base in South Africa. Glyn Marais has offices in Sandton, Cape Town and Pretoria. […]

Re Jahre judge’s arrest brings the curtain down on 67-year-old case

Clifford Chance, together with offshore firms Appleby and Charles Adams Ritchie & Duckworth, has settled one of the world’s longest-running cases – 67 years after the initial ­hearing in 1941. Clifford ;Chance, together with offshore firms Appleby and Charles Adams Ritchie & Duckworth, has settled one of the world’s longest-running cases – 67 years after the […]

Walker Morris brings in pensions partner

Leeds firm Walker Morris has scooped Addleshaw Goddard’s only Manchester pensions partner in a bid to beef up its capacity for non-cyclical work. Jo Ratcliffe has joined Walker Morris’s pensions team and will focus on advising employers and pension fund trustees. Walker Morris chairman Peter Smart said: “Jo fits like a glove, she was a […]

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Pannone posts 8 per cent revenue hike

Fee income at Pannone has risen eight per cent in the first six months of the 2008-09 financial year compared with the same period last year. The firm brought in £27m in the first half, having attracted £25m during the first six months of 2007-08. Total income, which includes interest accrued, grew by six per […]

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