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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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DAC tests potential partners

Davies Arnold Cooper is putting potential new partners through rigorous psychological tests to see if they are up to the job. The firm’s managing director, Nick Sinfield, admits he cannot be certain of spotting partners of the future. Instead candidates are subjected to days of extensive psychological testing to see if they have the right […]

US firm splashes out in City expansion

US firm Arnold & Porter is paying the highest rent in the City this year for its new premises as it prepares to expand its London office. The Washington DC-based firm has taken two floors in the Old Broad Street tower and is understood to be paying more than #549 per square metre (#51 per […]

Barclays unveils slimmed down corporate panel

Barclays’ corporate recovery department has chosen a new streamlined panel of firms in its latest cull of legal advisers. The panel, which has been trimmed down from 13 firms to five, comprises national firms Dibb Lupton Alsop and Hill Dickinson, international firm Salans Hertzfeld & Heilbronn HRK, Bristol-based Lawrence Tuckett and Watford practice Matthew Arnold […]

Arnheim Tite takes on 11 new lawyers

Arnheim Tite & Lewis, the associate law firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers, has raided City and international firms and in-house departments to recruit 11 new lawyers. The new arrivals are part of the firm’s planned expansion from its current 100 fee-earners to 250 by July 2001, which sees it shaking off the after-effects of losing six partners […]

Litigation Personal Injury 5/4/99

Steven John Bennett (by his next friend Margaret Ann Bennett) v NHS Litigation Authority (1999) QBD (Gage J) 15 March 1999 Plaintiff: Male, single, 25 years old at date of accident; 32 years old at date of trial. Incident: The plaintiff suffered from severe epilepsy and was offered depth-electrode brain exploration, a procedure involving the […]

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