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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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Calm in face of real uncertainty

David Fenwick, partner and head, Linklaters Stirling Leech, partner, Clyde & Co Andrew Ballheimer, partner, Allen & Overy THEY have an awful lot of coffee in Brazil. Unfortunately, they also have an awful lot of economic and financial problems which threaten a truly global recession. Brazil’s currency, the real, is weakening further after its recent […]

Pilot schemes show the way

Write to: The Editor, The Lawyer, 50 Poland Street, London W1V 4AX, fax 0171 578 7249, e-mail lawyer.edit@chiron.co.uk, DX44700 Soho Square. FAR FROM “fast-track justice hitting a brick wall” (The Lawyer, 24 November 1998), pilot schemes to speed up criminal justice have so far been very encouraging. These pilots have only been running since the […]

Immigration firms get block contracts to redress shortfall

The Government is planning short-term legal aid block contracts to immigration firms to make up a shortfall in the sector. Under proposals in the Access to Justice Bill, only firms which currently have a legal aid franchise will be awarded a block contract. But more than 80 per cent of immigration work is carried out […]

CC fears further exits as Moscow lawyer leaves

The departure of a senior Russian capital markets lawyer from Clifford Chance’s Moscow office has sparked concerns that other staff may be about to leave. Clifford Chance is believed to have left other Moscow staff in the dark about the reasons for Tim Kibatullin’s departure. John Holmes, partner at the firm’s Moscow office, says: “One […]

Square Mile

Although on the surface all solicitors wishing to be seen as forward-thinking are thoroughly supportive of the principles of civil justice reform, there is a suspicion that, in some parts of the City, there is a caveat. Larger firms may think the reforms do not really affect them or their clients, because the real changes […]

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