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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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Stephen Goodman was born in Liverpool in 1961. He is head of the commercial property department at Halliwell Landau. What subject(s) did you fail at school? French What was your first job? Marking the boards at a bookies. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? u2,400 per annum. What would you have done […]

Freshfields plans Euro expansion

After its German merger, Freshfields is seeking more organic growth on the Continent with a series of lateral hires. By Abigail Townsend. Freshfields will use its merger with German firm Deringer Tessin Herrmann & Sedemund as a springboard for a major expansion on the Continent, says Alan Peck, the firm’s chief executive. In an exclusive […]

Bringing IT work to Bristol

Ryan Dunleavy discovers that Bristol firms are determined not to miss out on the boom in e-commerce work. Bristol firms are waking up to the fact that intellectual property, information technology and e-commerce are providing a huge new area of work and expertise. Each area creates regulatory, transactional, ownership and a whole host of new […]

Help for victims

Can any practitioners experienced in criminal compensation law offer assistance in the preparation of a handbook for survivors of violent crime? I am specifically seeking advice about the the data required by the Criminal Injuries Compensations Authority, the role of the solicitor, how to prepare a Schedule of Loss and some other aspects of the […]

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