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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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Berwin Leighton advised joint sponsors UBS and Granville in connection with the flotation of FI Group. The UK-based supplier of computer services specialises in the management of application software for major companies. The Berwins team was led by corporate finance partner John Bennett

Law Society paper tackles accreditation of family law

Family lawyers will be asked if they want an accreditation scheme if a draft consultation paper on the issue is approved by the Law Society this week. The paper, which invites comment from the profession’s 20,000 family lawyers, outlines the cases for and against accreditation and suggests ways of implementing it. Unless it is revised […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 23/04/96

Failure to account for tax alleged to have been deducted R v Inland Revenue Commissioners, ex parte McVeigh (1996). QBD (May J). Summary: Lawful direction to a company director requiring him to pay tax on a bonus which his company had purported to pay less tax but which tax had never been accounted for to […]

Angry CPS lawyers threaten strike

A ONE-day strike and a ban on overtime are being considered by CPS lawyers as a way of demonstrating their “loss of confidence” in the management of the service. The move follows the publication in last week’s issue of the The Lawyer of details of a CPS management paper detailing a series of radical options […]

hunters foxed by Legal aid decisions

As concern mounts over the escalating cost of legal aid, hunt saboteurs have been accused of draining the Legal Aid Fund of hundreds of thousands of pounds a year to support them in hopeless cases. The row centres on three pending personal injury claims mounted by hunt saboteurs against hunt followers. In each case the […]

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