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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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Linklaters ditches trainee secondments to Liberty and Tate

Linklaters has claimed it is too busy for pro bono activities and has dramatically withdrawn support for human rights campaigner Liberty and the Tate museums. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has stepped into the breach by sending a trainee to Liberty, but the Tate is now having to recruit a full-time lawyer to support its head of […]

Debenhams’ return to the LSE ensures saga ends well for all

The story of Debenhams’ move into private hands and its return to the London Stock Exchange in just three years is one of barefaced opportunism, great timing and good management. It is also a story of how one firm’s relationship with a private equity client brought it work worth more than £6bn over just three […]

Opinion

The European Commission should not be afraid to keep governments in check in cross-border mergers A number of commentators have recently noted the rise of protectionism within the EU and have concluded that this trend could be very damaging for the union. I agree, but think that the real danger lies in the lack of […]

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Networking, teamwork, voluntary work…There’s more to becoming a successful lawyer than passing lots of exams. But fear not, Lawyer 2B’s careers agony aunt Kay Pearson is here to help. I passed my LPC in 2004 and still don’t have a training contract. What do you think I should do? What are my chances? Unlike a […]

Musical heirs

The head of a Canadian recording company believes peer-to-peer file-sharing represents the future of the music industry. But not all lawyers agree. Just when it seemed as if the long-running debate over illegal peer-to-peer (P2P) file- sharing was over and the record business had begun to make real progress in its battle to protect its […]

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