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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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The new Denning

David Neuberger’s trajectory from Law Lord to Master of the Rolls mimics both Lord Woolf and Lord Denning (see story). What’s more, his move is a welcome bit of PR for the bench, which was singled out this week in the Milburn social mobility report for a bit of a kicking (see story). For one […]

Tulkinghorn: Carrott and stick

Starr & Partners. If you don’t know this lot then let Tulkinghorn tell you that it’s a London-based commercial law firm. It’s also home of employment lawyer Layla Bunni. Apparently it bugs Bunni when people rabbit on about her surname, which comes courtesy of her Iraqi father. Bunni now has a new client. Deirdre Carrott. […]

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SJ Berwin’s PEP plummets 50 per cent

Average profits per equity partner (PEP) at SJ Berwin halved during the last financial year, dropping from £801,000 at the end of 2007-08 to £410,000. Jonathan Blake Turnover at the firm decreased by 14 per cent over the course of the year, down from £215m to £184m. SJ Berwin managing partner Jonathan Blake said: “The […]

Maclays’ PEP slides at end of “disappointing” year

Scotland-headquartered firm Maclay Murray & Spens saw average profits per equity partner (PEP) fall 32 per cent over the last financial year on the back of a turnover drop of 9 per cent. This is a turnaround fro the firm’s fortunes in 2007-08, when the firm posted a revenue rise of 12.5 per cent and […]

LG puts 35 per cent PEP hit down to trading conditions

LG has posted a 35 per cent drop in profit per ­equity partner (PEP) for the 2008-09 financial year, with ­equity partners taking home an average of £281,000 – down from £430,000 the previous year. Those at the top end of the equity will take home £510,000, equating to a decrease of £140,000, while partners […]

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