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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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Herbert Smith represented Merrill Lynch International in its capacity as lead manager on a £1.15bn bond issue by Edison First Power, a subsidiary of Edison Mission Energy. The issue will allow the purchase of two coal power stations, Ferrybridge C in Yorkshire and Fiddler’s Ferry in Cheshire, from PowerGen. Kevin Pullen, banking partner at Herbert […]

Osborne Clarke raids Pinsents

Osborne Clarke is poaching a key corporate partner from Pinsent Curtis’ City office as part of an attempt to strengthen its venture capital group in London. Geraint Lloyd will help to strengthen Osborne Clarke’s City venture capital group by doubling its number of permanent partners and bringing clients with him. He starts this week. Lloyd […]

B&B reveals 13-strong legal panel

Bradford & Bingley Estate Agents has announced its first panel of 13 law firms to take on bulk conveyancing work. Shoosmiths & Harrison, Hammond Suddards, Addleshaw Booth & Co, Denton Hall and Eversheds are among firms selected. Others on the panel are: Walker Morris and Blacks in Leeds, Bretherton Price Elgoods in Cheltenham, EDC Lord […]

DAC gets judge barred from hearing

The Court of Appeal has ruled Lord Justice Evans ineligible to hear a case brought by more than 3,000 South African miners after Davies Arnold Cooper filed an application to have him taken off the case. Lawyers see his disqualification as a direct repercussion from the embarrassment caused to the judiciary by Lord Hoffmann’s failure […]

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