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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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Now is the time that a lawyer’s thoughts turn to Christmas shopping, the holidays and blessed time away from the office with loved ones. So spare a thought for the unlucky ones who are certain to find themselves stuck on the wrong end of an international conference call on Christmas Eve, waiting for the deal […]

Hammonds to overhaul management and lockstep after review

Hammonds is set to axe the role of senior partner and turn to merit-based remuneration in the wake of its exhaustive strategic review. The review has highlighted four key recommendations: to refocus Hammonds on the way it secures new business; a restructuring of business departments; replacing the senior partner with a non-executive chair of the […]

Separated at birth

Calls for former Celtic boss Martin O’Neill to return to football as manager of Manchester United gathered pace last week after the Reds crashed out of the Champions League. The 2-1 loss to Benfica in Lisbon left Man Utd stranded at the bottom of Group D with just six points from six games and no […]

Careers: People

Reed Smith has hired banking partner Leon Stephenson to join its UK banking and finance practice. He was formerly a senior associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. Proskauer Rose has promoted six lawyers to the partnership. Monica Shilling, Janice Smith and Yuval Tal in the corporate team; Robert Projansky in the labour and employment […]

Watson Burton picks up Pinsent Masons chief

North East firm Watson Burton has poached Pinsent Masons‘ head of employment in a boost to its labour law practice. John McMullen becomes Watson Burton’s fourth employment partner and will be based in the firm’s Leeds office. McMullen is a European employment law specialist and also has considerable expertise in transfer of undertaking work. Litigation […]

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