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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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No more Mr Nasty Guy?

Anne Mizzi reports on Herbert Smith’s efforts to reposition itself as a corporate rather than litigation-centred firm. Herbert Smith – which elected head of corporate Richard Bond to senior partner last week – is, according to observers, the next likely candidate for a major transatlantic merger. The firm is known internationally for its litigation, but, […]

Rowe & Maw team wins China contract

Rowe & Maw has won its first case for the firm’s newly-established international regulation team. It is advising a consortium of more than 28 Chinese coke exporters, including Tianjin General Nice Coke & Chemicals company, one of the country’s biggest coke exporters. The combined group accounts for about half of the 300,000 tonnes of coke […]

It's been a good week for…

Dental hygiene. Lawyers have relentlessly pursued tobacco manufacturers for causing lung cancer to smokers, with little success. Now a new action is being launched along the same lines – by toothache sufferers against sweetie manufacturers. Eileen Catterson – a former Miss Scotland and girlfriend of former Wet Wet Wet singer Marti Pellow (above) – is […]

IT clients provide a risk e-business

Everyone knows of someone who has a third cousin of their sister’s brother-in-law who three months ago was a spotty-faced teenager only interested in Lara Croft but who is now worth £5m through involvement in an on-line gizmo brokerage or some such e-commerce project. In scenes reminiscent of the California gold rush, wagon trains of […]

Case of the week

Two gay Essex men became legal parents of surrogate twins when a Los Angeles court granted them both the right to be named as parents of Saffron and Aspen Drewitt-Barlow, who are due to be born to American Rosalind Bellamy in December. The parents Barrie Drewitt and Tony Barlow, whose application to adopt was rejected […]

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