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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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Solicitors bleeding NHS of millions, says report

A report commissioned by the Department of Health has attacked solicitors for costing the health service millions of pounds a year. A three-year pilot study shows that far fewer cases are being referred to mediation than expected. It blames the reluctance of lawyers to use mediation and insufficient experience of the process in some of […]

Al Fayed targets Hamilton

New court moves involving Harrods owner Mohamed Al Fayed and the “cash for questions” libel action which ended in defeat for former MP Neil Hamilton are now under way, says Harrods. Lawyers for Al Fayed are gearing up for a further hearing in a bid to ensure that Hamilton complies with the trial judge’s order […]

Warners in £200m Virgin Trains deal

City firm Warner Cranston has completed a £200m deal for Virgin Trains after taking the work from top firm Rowe & Maw. It will be the first time the 21-partner firm has acted for the rail operator. Rowe & Maw was conflicted out because it acts for Swiss Air catering subsidiary Rail Gourmet, the other […]

Litigation Writs 31/1/2000

London Electricity is suing BG, trading as Transco of Reading, for damages of more than £84,000 after a London Electricity cable in Old Ford Road, London E3, was struck by a digger used by BG on 9 December 1997. London Electricity claims BG was negligent. Claim issued by Greenwoods (London WC1) Eurostar, has launched a […]

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