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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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Forschbach takes team of six from Ashurst to Latham

Parisian private equity star Thomas Forschbach is being joined by six lawyers from former firm Ashurst at his new home Latham & Watkins. Forschbach, who shocked the private equity market with the announcement of his surprise move from Ashurst to Latham, as exclusively revealed by The Lawyer (26 August), will move with partner Nathalie Alibert […]

The key to IP

Ireland continues to be a jurisdiction of choice for companies wishing to establish a European base. Alistair Payne reports on managing IP in Ireland One of the fundamental challenges for companies establishing themselves in Ireland is the transfer and creation of technology involving IP rights. Arrangements need to be structured carefully to ensure that existing […]

T-Mobile reshuffles legal post-Chain

T-Mobile is restructuring its legal department following the departure of its longstanding general counsel. Julia Chain, general counsel at T-Mobile for six years, as well as being company director, is leaving on 1 October to join legal specialists Jomati Consultants to provide strategic advice to in-house lawyers. Her role will be taken by her deputy […]

Hurricane Ivan hits Cayman firms

Law firms in the Cayman Islands are struggling to relocate staff to safe havens around the world in the wake of Hurricane Ivan, which hit the islands last week. Disaster recovery programmes have been launched, with scores of fee-earners and staff in the main firms being flown out to the US, the British Virgin Islands […]

Careers: in brief

Kenneth Ross, a partner at Bishops Solicitors, has been named as an Honorary Professor in the School of Law at the University of Glasgow. Ross becomes Scotland’s first practising environmental lawyer to achieve the accolade. He will deliver a series of lectures during the academic year as well as hosting several business seminars. In addition […]

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