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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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Litigation Recent Decisions 16/01/96

Driving an electric buggy in a public place Director of Public Prosecutions v Neville (1996). QBD (Schiemann LJ and Holland J) 4/12/95. Summary: Driving an electric buggy in a terminal building at Heathrow Airport is ‘driving in a public place’ for the purposes of s.3 Road Traffic Act 1988. Appeal by prosecutor against dismissal of […]

Sifa video offers guide to setting up

Five firms have taken part in a financial services video put together by the Solicitors for Independent Financial Advice group (Sifa). The video, which discusses whether and how to set up in financial services, features Kent firm Leigh Williams, Nottingham firm Gompertz Buckley, St Albans firm Pictons, Kettering firm Toller Hales & Collcutt, and Leeds […]

In brief: End near for Charles Deacon fraud trial

The prosecution in the fraud trial of solicitor Charles Julian Deacon begins its closing speech early this week, with the prospect of the jury being sent out by Friday. Deacon faces 11 counts in relation to a series of alleged advance fee frauds totalling around US$1 billion in promised loans, by which he allegedly obtained […]

Financings

SJ Berwin & Co advised British Land Co in its placing and open offer to raise £222.5 million. Allen & Overy advised brokers to the issue

Gay action tipped to set standard

BOSSES who discriminate between heterosexual and gay employees will be in breach of the law if an action being taken by a staff member of South West Trains is successful. Telephone enquiry bureau supervisor Lisa Grant claims SWT has contravened the provisions of the Equal Pay Act by refusing to provide her lesbian partner with […]

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