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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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Pensions position

Lovell White Durrant pensions partner Jane Samsworth has won a place on the Council of the Society of Pensions Consultants, the governing body of the Society of Pension Consultants.

Law Soc drops secrecy plan

In a major U-turn, plans by the Law Society to restrict members access to information have been scrapped. Three weeks ago The Lawyer reported that next week’s council meeting would consider banning members from seeing confidential papers from any committee bar those they sit on, except on a “need to know” basis. But the plan […]

Property

Chris Dunn and Louise Barron of Manchester law firm Slater Heelis advised a management team on its buy out/buy in of family-owned automotive-to-aerospace component manufacturing company Lancaster Glass Fibre.

Integrating the court and benefit system

Susan Deas believes that if a fraction of the money that is directed at the CSA was spent on court services, the country would have a “Rolls Royce system’ A radical overhaul of the existing child support system was announced by the Secretary of State for Social Security Harriet Harman last week. The Government is […]

Two-nil to Dentons in “take or pay' litigation

Denton Hall has chalked up a second gas “take-or-pay” supply case victory over Herbert Smith in just two months. Last week Mr Justice Colman found in favour of National Power, advised by Denton Hall litigation partner Cathy Wilcox, in its action to recover over £20m plus interest which it claimed was due for gas delivered […]

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