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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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Matrimonial juniors set up own body

JUNIOR-RANK matrimonial lawyers have opened an offspring group for younger members of the profession, established under the auspices of the Solicitors Family Law Association. The Young SFLA Group (London) will be officially launched on 19 October to provide regular training, educational and social events for family lawyers under partnership level. Devised by Charles Russell solicitor […]

Beyond the call of duty

While the legal profession develops and changes, there is an individual who is an important, yet frequently under-utilised resource. Legal secretaries have had to adapt rapidly to change over the past decade as a result of technology, national economics and working procedures. Although it is accepted that all lawyers will have to obtain some level […]

Sex equality talks

The Equal Opportunities Commission is holding a conference on sex discrimination and the role of European Community Law. The conference, to be held at Westminster’s One Great George Street Conference Centre on 25 September, is being run in association with the Law Society and sponsored by the European Commission. Speakers will provide up-to-date information on […]

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TEXT The introduction of measures to combat sexual harassment at the Bar is to be welcomed. However, the battle has only just begun. The reaction of chambers to the Equality Code will determine how successful the proposals will be. There is still much scepticism from some of those involved in running chambers that such a […]

Tax case goes to Lords

The Law Lords have given leave for an appeal in two cases titled Commissioners of Inland Revenue v Willoughby, in which the tax department challenges decisions of the Commissioner for the Special Purposes of Income Tax and the Court of Appeal. The case will centre on whether provisions in chapter III (Transfer of Assets Abroad) […]

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