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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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Shoosmiths duo moves to Clarke Willmott

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SJ Berwin wins battle to keep partners destined for Olswang

In a kick in the teeth to Olswang, SJ Berwin has managed to win back private equity partners Jonathan Pittal and Perry Yam, who had resigned to go to Olswang.Their final decision comes following a partnership vote on Monday night, which saw the pair promoted into SJ Berwin’s equity. This is believed to be one […]

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Clifford Chance snaps up ex-Argentine govt adviser

Clifford Chance has hired a key Argentine government lawyer involved in the world’s largest series of arbitrations linked to the collapse of the South American country’s economy in 2001. Carlos Ignacio Suárez Anzorena worked as the Argentinian Attorney-General’s lead legal adviser until he was snapped up by Clifford Chance, although his appointment is subject to […]

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