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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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Survey predicts in-house hikes but highlights remuneration gap

Despite continued market volatility, on average 45 per cent of companies predict growth in their in-house legal departments in the next six months, according to a recent survey But overall the results of the annual in-house survey by recruitment consultancy Gar-field Robbins International paints a gloomy picture. It found that in 2002 salaries increased by […]

Pepper Hamilton told: check client conflicts

Lawyers at US firm Pepper Hamilton have been told to run conflict checks on the firm’s clients following an uproar when one client was unknowingly subpoenaed by a partner The decision follows a strongly-worded suggestion by New York District Judge Stephen Orlofsky that the firm improve its conflicts of interest checks between offices. The storm […]

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South African Neville Eisenberg is a long way from his roots, but as Julia Cahill discovers, the BLP managing partner feels right at home in the City He is hardly the archetypal managing partner. Elected at 37, Neville Eisenberg is younger than most of his counterparts across the City. What is more, he is second […]

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