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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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Police group uses Rowe & Cohen

North West firm Rowe & Cohen has won a mandate to act as the National Black Police Association’s (NBPA) official legal adviser. The work was won following recommendations from members of another police organisation, the Police Superintendents’ Association (PSA).Senior partner Simon Cohen said: “It’s come via a referral. We’ve acted for officers in respect of […]

Singapore faces legal crisis as lawyer numbers slump

Singapore could suffer from a dearth of practising lawyers as the country witnesses its first drop in numbers for five years. Figures released by the Law Society of Singapore show a 0.4 per cent decrease in the number of lawyers seeking to renew their practising certificates. This year 3,524 lawyers renewed their certificates compared with […]

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Judgments Amersham Pharmacia Biotech AB v (1) Amicon Ltd (2) Millipore (UK) Ltd (3) Millipore Corporation (5/7/01) CALords: Aldous, Hale, ParkerThe protocol on the interpretation of Art.69 European Patent Convention did not introduce into UK law a doctrine of infringement by equivalent effect by use of a different mechanism.Appearances: Henry Carr QC and Iain Purvis […]

On your trademarks

Trademark law is in a constant state of flux, and many cases end up in the House of Lords or even the ECJ. Andrew Norris reports on the year’s most significant rulings There seems to have been more recent developments in trademarks and passing off than in other areas of intellectual property law. In particular, […]

Cadwalader partner duo defects to King & Spalding

Setback to US-UK restructuring capability as former head quits; insurance insolvency team rocked New York firm Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has suffered two more departures from its financial restructuring group. Just three months after two of the most senior partners left for Allen & Overy (A&O), the former joint head of the group is now […]

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