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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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Gomes Acebo in Brazilian link-up

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Slaughters makes play for best friend in Paris

Slaughter and May is grooming leading Parisian practice Bredin Prat to become its first French best friend. Head of corporate Nigel Boardman says the firm has been talking to a variety of French operations, but adds that negotiations with other firms are now over. “The relationship with Bredin Prat is much further ahead. We have […]

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Lord Irvine. The Lord Chancellor will now have home-grown art expertise next time he redoes his apartment after his wife was appointed as a trustee of the Wallace art collection. Lady Irvine, who has an MA in the history of art and a “broad-based background in the visual arts”, was given her new role by […]

Capital Radio

In a line-up of UK broadcasters, Capital Radio seems to be dwarfed by its competitors, which include the BBC and Scottish Media Group-owned Virgin Radio. Capital is historically linked with its London birthplace, but since the early 1990s, the company has been quietly extending its reach in the UK through the acquisition of a tranche […]

Era of openess threatens our traditional loyalties

The traditionally insular and protectionist German business culture is changing. Partly driven from within, but also triggered by outside forces, Germany is being dragged into the multinational business world. At the start of the year, one of the country’s leading firms entered into a high-profile menage a trois creating a truly global business. The Clifford […]

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