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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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Exchange sees income rise despite tough year

North West set Exchange Chambers has overcome a tough year to post a slight turnover rise of just more than 1 per cent to £14.3m. The set’s income rose from 2005’s £14.1m as it battled increased pressure on the criminal bar and publicly funded work. Exchange’s members practise criminal and common law. During the course […]

Ashurst, Linklaters slug it out for Elephant & Castle project

Ashurst and Linklaters are vying for roles advising on the £1.5bn regeneration of London’s Elephant & Castle area. The project is shortly to enter the third and final stage of the procurement process when one of three shortlisted bidders will be selected. Ashurst is advising one of the three, the Oceancrest consortium of Blackfriars Investments, […]

Bakers guides Body Shop on L’Oreal takeover

Bakers guides Body Shop on L’Oreal takeoverIt has been a busy month in the fast-paced world of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), but one of the most high-profile deals was L’Oreal’s agreed takeover bid for retailer The Body Shop. Baker & McKenzie scooped the lead advisory role on the £652m deal. The firm won the instruction […]

BLP double hire bolsters securitisation capability

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has ramped up its securitisation practice with the high-profile hires of top-rated real estate securitisation lawyer Paul Severs and Lovells partner Tamara Box. Severs had spent the past two years as European general counsel of Financial Guarantee Insurance Company. He had previously been based in Clifford Chance‘s Tokyo operation from late 2000, […]

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