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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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Empty nests

The number of trainees choosing not to stay on at the firm they qualified with has hit unprecedented levels. Firms which are investing time and money in seeing students through to qualification are watching them walk out the door after two years, and the question for any firm must be “what has gone wrong, and […]

Freshfields' Amsterdam HQ poaches top Dutch partner

One of the top competition lawyers in The Netherlands is joining Freshfields’ Amsterdam office to set up a new practice. Winfred Knibbeler, a partner with top Dutch firm Nauta Dutilh, is a leading light in Dutch and European Union (EU) competition law – with clients including banking giant ABN Amro and Ajax Football Club. He […]

Osborne Clarke woos construction partner

Osborne Clarke is poaching a key partner from City-based firm Laytons as part of a drive to expand its construction department. Laytons’ national head of construction John Redmond is moving to Osborne Clarke in May to take up the same title there. Osborne Clarke has no construction partners and only two full-time assistants in this […]

Regus slashes property panel from fifty to two

Regus, the worldwide operator of business centres, has slashed its panel of law firms for property work from 50 to just two. Andersen Legal and White & Case beat off so-called “global” firms to win the tender, valued at $2m (£1.26m) a year, approximately half of Regus’ annual legal spend. Head of legal Tim Regan […]

Dibbs in secret talks to sell Leeds patent office

The future of Dibb Lupton Alsop’s Leeds-based patent division is in doubt as the firm approaches local agencies about buying the department. It is understood that Dibbs is asking patent agents to sign confidentiality agreements which include a non-solicitation clause as it seeks a buyer for the 22-strong patent agent office. Sources say the firm […]

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