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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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South African firm ENS poaches team from DLA

South African firm ENS has hired a team of three senior lawyers from DLA Piper’s South African affiliate, including the firm’s corporate and commercial head. DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr’s national corporate and commercial head Ian Hayes will join ENS in September along with his team. Hayes’ team comprises Marc Friedman and Lydia Shadrach-Razzino – who […]

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Browne Jacobson has cemented a record year of growth by launching in the South West with a 25-strong team hired from local firm Veitch Penny. The deal involved Brown Jacobson buying the lease of Veitch Penny’s four-floor Exeter office and sub-letting two of the floors back to the local firm. The defendant insurance and employment […]

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Clifford Chance and Linklaters among firms on Cinven’s £465m pharma deal

Clifford Chance and Linklaters were part of a string of City firms advising on private equity group Cinven’s £465m acquisition of generic drugs company Mercury Pharma from HgCapital. Addleshaw Goddard, Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and Eversheds also won roles on the takeover, which comes two and a half years after HgCapital took the UK pharmaceuticals […]

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Irwin Mitchell finally gets keys to ABS warchest

Irwin Mitchell has been given ABS approval and become the first business to be granted multiple licences for the range of businesses within its structure The firm was among the first to show its hand on ABS when in April 2011 (25 April 2011) it unveiled plans to generate a £50m warchest of external investment […]

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