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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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Shearmans ramps up white collar practice

Shearman & Sterling is expanding its international white collar crime practice by taking on Connecticut’s top federal prosecutor for the New York office. Stephen Robinson will become a partner in the litigation group, specialising in white collar criminal defence work and client-related internal investigations. Before becoming a US attorney, Robinson was chief compliance officer at […]

Outmoded laws? Never

Calling all lawyers: the BBC is researching a light-hearted programme on arcane and unusual laws in the British Isles and needs your help. It is interested in any old laws that are curious, outlandish, endearing, strangely enlightening or just plain dated. These might be old regional oddities or modern classics, such as European directives that […]

Brief encounter: Anthony collins solicitors

Next year’s president of the Law Society will be Anthony Collins. The licensing specialist founded Anthony Collins Solicitors 27 years ago, where he is now senior partner. Then it was just Collins himself and a secretary, whereas today there are 160 people working for the Birmingham-based firm, 17 of whom are partners, with a further […]

Singapore slingbacks

If the Honourable Michael Beloff QC wasn’t getting enough stick already for regressing on his “present intention” to join set-of-spin Matrix Chambers for his former home at Blackstone, he is now getting it in the neck for his dress sense. In a recent interview The Times, (20 April) Beloff’s so-called friend Jeffrey Archer named Beloff […]

Corporate

So Clifford Chance is targeting corporate finance, which raises the obvious questions of why and how. Clearly, lots of strategy meetings telling partners they have to do more corporate finance is not going to change the face of the M&A market. If you’ve got any partners who don’t know that if you cross-sell you get […]

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