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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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Domino’s Pizza: crusty lawyer wanted

Domino’s Pizza is recruiting its first UK-based general counsel after employing the services of a legal consultancy to do the job part time for the last five years. A spokesperson from the fast food operator said: “With targets of opening 50 outlets per year, the size of the business is growing exponentially and we’d reached […]

Ashfords guns for Osborne’s SW crown

Ashfords has kick-started a recruitment campaign with four new partners as it aims to become the biggest firm in the South West. Ashfords chief executive Ian Daniells said he aims to grow the firm’s turnover from £23m to £50m within five years to overtake Osborne Clarke as the largest South West firm. “We’re actively looking […]

McGrigors’ national bid extends to Manchester

Scottish firm McGrigors has taken a significant step in its quest to become a UK national firm by opening an office in Manchester. McGrigors – the first major Scottish player to begin positioning itself as a national firm by opening in London in 1987 – will open its first English regional office in January. Managing […]

Dewey repositions to make London key

Dewey & LeBoeuf chairman Steve Davis has vowed to make London a strategic priority as he moves to position the firm as a transatlantic, rather than a US, player. Davis, who took control of the firm following the October merger between US firms Dewey Ballantine and LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae, aims to increase the […]

Harbottle locked in Hollywood fees feud

Harbottle & Lewis managing partner Lawrence Abramson took the stand in the High Court this week to defend the firm’s client handling processes. The media boutique is suing Creative Design Art and its backer Israel Baron for breach of contract. Harbottle claims Baron had instructed the firm to defend a copyright claim brought against filmmakers […]

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